Infants learn from labels

Infants hear words that shape their development long before they are able to speak, according a US university researcher.

The study found words which are used to name objects influence infants far earlier than previously believed.

Six-to-nine-month-old infants use the labels they hear to form concepts of objects, which means parents should actively label objects, animals, people and places during the first year of life to promote development, the researcher said.

Read more at The University of Massachusetts Amherst