How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
When you quit in frustration, little eyes are watching and learning.
Persistence and self-control are valuable traits that can help kids succeed in school and beyond. A new study suggests infants can learn stick-to-itiveness by watching adults persist in a difficult task.
Babies learn more than just your words.
The way you talk to your baby makes a difference.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
Children learn to share and show concern from an early age.
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
Early music activities?
What effect does music have on the developing brains of babies who haven't even learnt to talk?
A lot was already going on at the halfway point.
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If you thought babies' babbling was just nonsense, it's time to think again.
How do babies learn language?
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
The current model for “good” parenting comes entirely from a Western perspective.
Some aspects of good parenting are universal, but others look very different from country to country. There needs to be a better understanding of parenting in different contexts.
Babies show a preference for faces over other objects.
Just a few hours after birth, infants show a preference for human faces. Over the next few months, they learn from facial expressions.