Pediatrics

Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Little ones may be fascinated by the cartoon character or person on TV asking them questions and pausing for a response. But science shows that children under the age of 30 months don't tend to learn from such encounters.

Pediatrics

Want to expand your toddler's vocabulary? Find another child

Children's brains are sponges. These voracious little learners glean all kinds of information from the people around them. In particular, children mimic and learn speech patterns from their family. Previous work has shown ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Toddlers prefer winners—but avoid those who win by force

They have only just learnt to walk and talk—and have only just started to develop social relationships with children of their own age. Yet, these tiny toddlers already use cues of social status to decide which people they ...

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