Messier Children Learn Better
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –The messier your child gets while playing with food in their high chair, the more he or she is learning, according to recent research at the University of Iowa.
Researchers analyzed how 16-month-old children learn words for nonsolid objects, from oatmeal to glue. Past studies have shown that toddlers learn more about solid objects because they can easily identify them due to their unchanging shape and size. Now, researchers are saying that changes if you put toddlers in a setting they know well, like shoving stuff in their mouths.
For more information, go to: http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/10/messy-children-make-better-learners
SOURCE: Developmental Science, November 2013
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