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 learn to see, talk, and understand the world.In a series of experiments with children three to five years...

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 time to this particular event. A good conference will enlighten you and stimulate you to action like nothing...

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 University of Edinburgh. The study’s assessments of nine-month-old children suggest that those who hear baby-talk words more frequently are faster at picking up new words between...

Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network

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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 Stanford University. The Network focuses on research-based teaching and assessment practices for developing the complex academic language, literacy, and thinking skills that support the learning...
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