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To give lagging kids a leg-up, give them a hand much earlier

What accounts for the different developmental trajectories of Lim Qi, Nora and Anna?

Six years ago when the three children were featured in The Straits Times, there was already a gap between Qi, who had rich learning development opportunities, and Anna and Nora, who had far less support.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'To give lagging kids a leg-up, give them a hand much earlier'. Print Edition | Subscribe