About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Finicky Parents may Actually Grab Attention of Their Toddlers

by Kathy Jones on April 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM
Font : A-A+

 Finicky Parents may Actually Grab Attention of Their Toddlers

While some parents may feel a bit embarrassed that they are not able to fluently explain their kids about a subject, a new research has found that stumbles in fact display a positive effect on the toddlers who believe that they are being taught something new and pay more attention.

Researchers from the University of Rochester, New York, found that the use of "um's" or "er's" in a sentence allowed the toddlers to assimilate what has been said before the break and signal them that a special word is coming up next to which they should pay more attention.

Advertisement

The researchers conducted the study on three different groups of children, all aged between 18 to 30 months who were then shown different images with a recorded voice describing the picture. The researchers found that when the voice stumbled before describing the image, the kids looked up to the image on more than 70 percent of the times.

However this type of learning was effective only among children over two years of age who were able to string together sentences containing two to four words. The study has been published in the online edition of the journal Developmental Science

"We're not advocating that parents add disfluencies [stumbles and hesitations] to their speech, but I think it's nice for them to know that using these verbal pauses is OK - the 'uhs' and 'ums' are informative", lead researcher Celeste Kidd said.


Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Indian Medical Journals Drug - Food Interactions Hearing Loss Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Color Blindness Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Iron Intake Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Finicky Parents may Actually Grab Attention of Their Toddlers Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests