The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation

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Date: 14 Feb Bari Walsh | Story Source: Harvard Usable Knowledge ~ Go to Original Article

 

Interplay between parents and children ignites the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills.

For parents, childcare providers, and early educators, new research describes a simple and powerful way to build children’s brains: talk with them, early and often.

A study in Psychological Science shows how conversation — the interplay between a parent or caregiver and a child — ignites the language centers in a child’s brain. It’s the first study to show a…


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