Navigation Links
Toys May Shape Language Development
Date:12/10/2010

FRIDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who play with different-shaped objects learn new words twice as fast as those who play with objects that have similar shapes, a new study finds.

University of Iowa researchers worked with 16 children who were 18 months old and knew about 17 object names at the start of the study. Some children were taught the names of objects by playing with toys that were nearly identical, while others played with toys that were significantly different.

One month after this training, the children who played with diverse objects were learning an average of nearly 10 new words per week, compared with four words for the other children. Learning four words per week is typical for children that age who haven't received any special training.

Further research is needed to pinpoint why the children who played with diverse objects learned new words more quickly, said the researchers.

The study appears in the December issue of Psychological Science.

More information

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers activities to encourage speech and language development.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Iowa, news release, Dec. 6, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Beyond nature vs. nurture: Parental guidance boosts childs strengths, shapes development
2. Shape-shifting robot plane offers safer alternative for maritime rescue
3. Study shows that major Alzheimers risk gene causes alterations in shapes of brain protein deposits
4. Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles
5. Shape matters: The corkscrew twist of H. pylori enables it to set up shop in the stomach
6. A Must-Hear Free Summer Seminar - Dr. Sherrill Sellman Reveals "Secrets for Getting in 'Summer Shape' with Ancient Herbs"
7. Healthy Diet From Down Under To Help Brits Shape Up For Summer
8. Innovative Patent-pending Shapewear Technology Introduced for Jeans.
9. Study Published by Circulation Heart Failure Reinforces Science Behind Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Device
10. The Fresh Diet Dances With The Stars Keeping the Cast in Shape and on Its Toes
11. The Fresh Diet Dances With The Stars Keeping the Cast in Shape and on Its Toes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Toys May Shape Language Development
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP ... the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare ... City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for ... the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. ... by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points ... ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)...  ValGenesis Inc., the global leader in Enterprise ... announce the appointment of Dr. Ajaz Hussain ... Directors and Chairman of Advisory Board beginning September ... to manage their entire validation lifecycle process electronically ... process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables rigorous compliance, helps ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... , Sept. 8, 2017 Dealmed Medical Supplies, ... supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, vaccines, and specialty ... entered into an agreement to acquire Vantage Medical Supplies, ... in Holtsville, New York . ... supplying new and emerging medical practices, will operate under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: