27 Mar, 2015

Innovative new app aims to give disadvantaged toddlers a head start

Sutton Trust | March 27, 2015

An innovative new app which aims to raise the attainment of disadvantaged 2 – 5 year olds by offering parents a bank of games to play with their child will be developed as part of a new £1m parental engagement fund from the Sutton Trust and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, it was announced today.

By sending parents ideas of games to play each week as well as a providing a virtual support network and SMS service, the app will utilise new technologies to reach parents and help them support their child’s learning and development.

EasyPeasy is one of six projects to have won long-term backing through the new fund. The charities’ investment will support the growth, increased effectiveness and impact measurement of the initiatives, all of which are designed to boost learning for disadvantaged 2 – 6 year olds. 

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