Just like human babies, the young Saccopteryx bilineata bat babbles as part of its initial language learning phase.
Twins lag behind single-born children when it comes to language development and hand gestures. However, female twins develop communication skills slightly faster than male twins.
Toddlers who were late talkers had more severe temper tantrums, and the risk of having a tantrum was 1.96 times greater than their peers with typical language development.
Young children with older sisters have better language skills than those with older brothers.
While learning a second language has positive benefits for children, there is little evidence that bilingual children have more advanced executive function or improved attention over those who are monolingual.
According to researchers, reading with your preschool aged children can boost their language development by up to eight months. Receptive language skills are positively enhanced when a child reads along with a carer, the study reports.
What is the earliest memory you can recall? How sure are you the event really happened? Researchers say our earliest memories are more likely to be fictional.
Researchers report the greater conversational turn taking between adults and children, the stronger the connections are between the Wernicke's area and Broca's area in the child's brain.
Engaging young children in conversation helps boost language development, researchers report.
Researchers have discovered an elevated rate of language delay in 30 month old girls born to mothers who took the pain killer acetaminophen during pregnancy. The delay, however, was not witnessed in boys.
In as little as two years of learning, music can change the structure of the brain's white matter and boost networks implicated in decision making in children, USC researchers report.