Snapshot 53

Talking to Children: Why Some Mothers Do It More
FPG Child Development Institute
May, 2008

Just as exposing children to books helps develop their interest in reading; talking to children helps develop their language abilities. Research shows that from a very young age, children are influenced by the manner in which their mothers verbally interact with them. An FPG study examines how mother and child characteristics might influence the way mothers talk to their infants.

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