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The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is always looking for mini-scientists to take part in our language research! The early years are critical for linguistic, cognitive and social development. The generous participation of local families, nurseries, and schools makes it possible for us to better understand what happens during this stage of life.

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Rhymetimes have a disproportionately high reach for mums in lower IMD deciles #babyweekleeds

Which part of rhyme time made the most difference to how you feel?

Self-reported mood of mothers was higher immediately after rhyme time than before. Due to being taken out of comfor……