Mama or Dada? Research looks at what words are easiest for kids to learn

12 octubre 2015

New research delves into how children build their vocabularies and what words are easiest for them to learn. The scientists worked with 32 children who were all 2 years old, studying their word development by testing their existing knowledge through a computer program that shows images on a screen of items that are likely familiar to toddlers. Since 2 year olds are not always communicative, they also employed eye tracking technology to see which images the children recognized when tested.