Pretending to Understand What Babies Say Can Make Them Smarter

An article from The Atlantic highlights new research that suggests 'how' parents talk to their infants, not just how often, makes a difference for language development. Researchers at the the University of Iowa suggest that when the mother's surveyed acted like they "understood what their babies were saying and responding accordingly, [they] were helping to introduce the concept that voices, more than just instruments for making fun noises, could also be tools for social interaction". See the full article here

The Atlantic:   Mattias/Flickr

The Atlantic: Mattias/Flickr