Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Got a Slow Talker & a Noisy House?
Web MD Says Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary. Limit background chatter when teaching new words.
Researchers from the university assessed the ability of 106 children, aged 22 to 30 months, to learn new words. They found they were more successful when their surroundings were quiet than when there was background noise.
But providing the children with additional language cues helped them overcome the detrimental effects of a noisy environment, according to the study. The findings appear July 21 in the journal Child Development.
Check out the whole story below families can assist toddlers with their speech growth.