- Category: Early Education
Interesting Objects Help Babies Learn New Words
Researchers at the Infant Lab at Temple University in Philadelphia have found babies can learn new words if they are associated with objects that catch their attention,
Previous studies showed babies as young as 10 months old may understand about 10 words. But Infant Lab researchers wanted to figure out how these infants actually learned words. They tested more than 75 babies, showing them a series of objects and attaching made-up names to them. They would ask the babies questions, and then track their eyes to gauge their responses.