Positive Parenting: Early word development may take more than reading out loud

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Research suggests that it may take more than just reading out loud to your kids to get them to start recognizing words at an early age.

In a study with 146 parents and kids enrolled in an early head-start program, researchers found that the more important parental contribution was being sensitive.

They suggest that being attentive to a child's needs in a warm and loving way was associated with the child knowing more words.

They suggested that adults should narrate the world around a child, exploring activities with them and describing what things are in each activity.

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