Tag: development

‘Blowfish Effect’: How Children Learn Words

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like, and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words, reports a team from the Princeton Baby Lab, where researchers study how babies...

Inspiration from Live Interaction

Going to a conference is like attending a live performance. It is interactive, a shared experience. The audience and the presenters are sharing time, space, and focus. Everyone there has dedicated his or her...

Baby Talk Works

The more baby talk (e.g., words that repeat themselves, like choo-choo, or diminutives, like bunny or Mommy) that babies are exposed to, the quicker they grasp language, according to a new study at Scotland’s...
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Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network

Susan O’Hara, Jeff Zwiers, and Robert Pritchard explain the mission of the Academic Language Development Network The Academic Language Development Network (http://aldnetwork.org) is a collaborative project, co-housed at the University of California Davis and...
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