Covid: toddlers from UK's poorest families 'hit hardest by lockdown'

Study suggests young children disproportionately affected by lack of access to books and outdoor space

Babies and toddlers from poorer backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with less access to books and outdoor space during lockdown than children growing up in wealthier families, research has found.

The developmental impact of the coronavirus crisis on children aged 0-3 has been largely undocumented, but early findings from the new study suggest young children from disadvantaged backgrounds have missed out on activities during lockdown which play a vital part in child development.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Covid: toddlers from UK's poorest families 'hit hardest by lockdown' ———