Navigation Links
Talking About Size, Shape May Aid Math Skills
Date:11/17/2011

THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Learning how to describe the size and shape of objects at a young age helps children develop their spatial skills, researchers say.

Their study of 52 preschool children found that those who heard their parents use spatial terms and then used those words themselves had higher scores on spatial skills tests.

In the study, researchers counted the number of times children and their caregivers (mostly mothers) used words that were related to the size and shape of objects, such as "circle," "tall," "wide," "bent" or "edge" during several 90 minute sessions, each four months apart.

On average, parents used 167 words related to spatial concepts during 13.5 hours of recorded time, though the range was from five to 525 such words. Kids averaged 74 words related to spatial concepts, but the range was four to 191.

Then, when they were 4.5 years old, children were tested on their spatial skills, such as their ability to mentally rotate objects.

Children who'd heard and used more spatial terms did better on the tests. For every 45-word increase in kids' use of spatial terms, scores on spatial tests were 23 percent higher, according to the University of Chicago researchers.

They said this is the first study to show that learning to use a wide range of spatial words affects children's spatial skills, which are important in mathematics, science and technology.

"Our results suggest that children's talk about space early in development is a significant predictor of their later spatial thinking," study co-author and psychology professor Susan Levine said in a university news release.

The study appears in the November issue of the journal Developmental Science.

The findings provide additional evidence for the importance of exposing young children to words related to mathematical concepts, Levine said. In an earlier study, she and her colleagues found that tal
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Talking Smack to Keep Kids Drug-Free
2. Start Talking About Lifes End Well in Advance
3. Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughters Stress
4. Talking touchscreens aid patients
5. Talking about the taboo: Womens menstrual practices and sanitation in Africa
6. Let your fingers do the talking: Sexting and infidelity in cyberspace
7. Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking
8. Rules Help When Talking About Infertility
9. Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control
10. Law barring doctors talking to patients about gun ownership undermines public health issue
11. Health Bites: 8 Things You Didnt Know About Your Teeth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Talking About Size, Shape May Aid Math Skills
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The Global Allopurinol ... study on the current state of the Allopurinol ... key statistics on the state of the industry ... direction for companies and individuals interested in the ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Designed with the versatile athlete ... create an all new, exclusive line of supplementation called ... the latest and greatest, high impact, result driven ingredients ... effective. The 24/7 Series can be used by anyone ... the casual fitness enthusiasts. There are no stimulant based ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... into a new U.S. headquarters and a larger team, ... market and increase CloverETL's market share in the U.S. ... of the Javlin Group, achieved significant growth in 2014 ... sales of Javlin’s premier data integration platform, CloverETL. To ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... the current state of the Naproxen industry.The report ... definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The ... the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape ... plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... region and can cause significant physical, sexual, and psychological ... life altering disorder of Vulvodynia. The actual diagnosis is ... Excellence in Endometriosis, they realize that this problem can ... is experiencing any of these symptoms, they need to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allopurinol Industry (Global, China) 2015 Research Analysis and 2020 Forecasts 2Health News:BPI Sports and Bodybuilding.com Partner Up to Bring an Innovative New Line of Supplements 2Health News:BPI Sports and Bodybuilding.com Partner Up to Bring an Innovative New Line of Supplements 3Health News:Growth of Data Integration Platform CloverETL Continues in North America 2Health News:Naproxen Market Analysis For Global & China Regions 2020 Research Forecasts 2
... for pharmacists increase the potential for medication errors, says a ... published in the May issue of the journal Medical Care. ... researchers led by College of Pharmacy professor Daniel C. Malone, ... for Education and Research on Therapeutics at the Critical Path ...
... devastating evidence of global warming keeps coming up from across ... toxic Californian// seawaters are killing marine life in their thousands. ... of days ago it was reported that a Norwegian glacier ... North Pole, a usually frozen fjord (a long narrow ...
... of couples who were interviewed at least 3 years ... their surplus, stored embryos for stem cell// research, according ... couples’ decisions, according to the authors of the report, ... through an interview process with a legal advisor and ...
... Walmex, the popular retailer in Mexico has opened the channels ... costing// as less as $3.50. This move has elevated ... to avail facilities under one roof. ,Last year, ... a similar move of providing generic drugs for $4 per ...
... and battle the disease is one thing and to realize that ... drain in health and resources may just be the last nail ... more than they can afford in Ontario hospitals to find ... are not funded by the government but are frequently prescribed by ...
... by the Canadian Cancer Society discloses that nearly 65% of ... to dangerous ultra violet rays using artificial tanning equipments. ... the WHO recommendation that children under the age of 18 ... risks. ,Skin cancer is one of the most ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors 2Health News:Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms 2Health News:Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms 3Health News:Many Couples Choose to Donate Surplus Embryos for Stem Cell Research 2Health News:Cancer – Flushes Flesh and Fund 2Health News:Artificial Tanning Causes Concern 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and AstraZeneca ... entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the ... checkpoint inhibitor, MEDI4736, in combination with CYRAMZA ® ... planned study will assess the combination as a treatment ... Phase I study is expected to establish the safety ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... tender offer for up to $1.6 billion aggregate principal amount ... of notes who tendered, and did not validly withdraw, their ... City time, on May 27, 2015 (the early ... are eligible to receive the total consideration. The total consideration ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report  "RNAi - ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ... involves the use of double stranded RNA ... is processed into short 21-23 nucleotide RNAs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 2Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 3Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 4Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 5Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 6Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 7Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 8Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 9Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 10Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 11Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 12Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 13Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 14Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 2Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 3Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 4Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 5Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3
... Physicians affiliated with the US,Oncology Research Network are presenting ... Meeting of the American Society of Clinical,Oncology (ASCO) held ... Dr. Joyce O,Shaughnessy of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A Sammons,Cancer ... presentation on,findings from a randomized Phase III trial that ...
... for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, WASHINGTON, June 2 ... promising data from the pivotal Phase,III First Line in ... the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), showed a,significant ... of,patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)., "This ...
Cached Medicine Technology:US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings 2US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings 3US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings 4US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings 5Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Announcement of New Erbitux(R) Data 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: