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Young kids who regularly engage in conversations with adults have a better grasp of language, reveals study

Parents should make sure they talk to their children from a very young age, scientists say.  Children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults have stronger connections between the two developing brain regions that are critical for language.  This helps them to improve their language skills – regardless of their economic background, something scientists had previously thought was an important factor.  The new study highlights the importance of spending time with children and engaging them in conversation rather than leaving them to watch television, or play on a tablet or smartphone.  Read more...



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