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Layla’s story

Layla was extremely shy at school. Unlike most other three-year-olds, she was not yet speaking at all, so communicating with others was very difficult.

To try and improve matters, Layla’s nursery teacher suggested she should take part in the new Family Literacy Project being run at her school. The project, which is funded by SHINE, aims to raise the literacy attainment of disadvantaged nursery children in South Yorkshire by working alongside families in their homes.

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