Thursday, May 14, 2009

Imitating their parents

Babies come into the world ready to imitate other people. Researchers have found that babies less than one day old will stick out their tongues in response to an adult sticking out his tongue. Babies will also open their mouth wide when an adult does that same behavior.

In the book Scientist in the Crib the authors explain various things researchers have discovered about how babies and toddlers learn. They’ve found young children work much like scientists by learning through experimenting. Anyone with a two or three year old knows plenty of testing is required to learn!

If you are interested in understanding more about how babies and toddlers learn, check out this book:


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