Monday, September 03, 2007

Children and Language

It's commonly accepted that young children learn languages - foreign ones as well as their native language! - more easily than adults.

But did you know that studies have shown that children under the age of five actually have a strong disposition to learning by sounds - in preference to visual learning?

Says Vladimir Sloutsky, professor in Cognitive Science at Ohio University, "Adults generally prefer visual information if they have the choice. But if you want to get the attention of young children, sounds are generally more effective than pictures if the sounds and pictures have equal interest."

Happy talking with your children!


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