Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Language acquisition begins before birth

This is an interesting article about sensory development, anyway, but the following definitely has educational implications:
Moms who don't mumble or slur their words together have children that can better recognize consonants at 6-to-8 months, and have bigger vocabularies at 10-to-12 months, compared to their peers. This, and other research, has led Moon to theorize that language acquisition is a process that begins before we're even born.
Think about how much catching up a five year old may have to do by kindergarten!

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