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Oh, that’s what you meant! By Artwork by Marco Bruschtein/Michael D. Fetters via Wikimedia Commons

Sifting the fact from fiction about baby sign language

What if babies could tell us what they want, before they start crying for it? Bring in baby signing, a system of symbolic hand gestures for key works such as “milk”, “hot” and “all gone” that are taught…
Not more RAM, working memory is what you need. Mother and Daughter, Kyle Lee/Shutterstock

Children’s cognitive abilities linked to parental education

Cognitive difficulties are very common in children from impoverished backgrounds, putting them at risk of educational failure. However, it is not clear what influences the development of cognitive abilities…

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