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What Children Think of the Internet (and Why It Matters)


Observation

‘Baby Talk’ Is Less Clear Than Normal Speech

People tend to speak more slowly, use a sing-song voice, and use cutesy words like “tummy” when speaking to babies and small children. While we might be inclined to think […]... More>


Observer Article

‘Facts, Fantasies, and the Future of Child Care’ Revisited

In the inaugural issue of APS’s first journal, APS Fellow Deborah Phillips coauthored an article that noted the dearth of research on the effects that child care services have on children’s development. Phillips revisits that 1990 article she wrote with APS Past President Sandra Scarr and APS Fellow Kathleen McCartney and assesses how child care research — and policy — have progressed. ... More>


Observation

Blocks and Puzzles May Help Children Learn Spatial Skills

Children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning abilities than those who don’t, according to data from a nationally representative study published […]... More>


Observation

Perspective-Tracking Brain Response Could Help Diagnose Autism

Using brain imaging to examine neural activity associated with our ability to distinguish the self from others may offer scientists a relatively accurate tool for identifying children with autism spectrum […]... More>