The vocabulary of Scot’s children is improving but inequalities remain, according to a report from the Scottish Government.
“The Growing Up in Scotland” project is following the lives of 10,000 children.
Its most recent report found that vocabulary scores at the age of three had improved by 3.5% in the lowest income group, and two percentage points in the highest.
Mothers from low income groups were more likely to smoke during pregnancy but more affluent mothers were more likely to drink alcohol.
The children in the study are split into two groups – those born in 2010/11, and those born in 2004/05 – and their lives compared using a number of indicators.