Researchers report two year old children with poor language skills fare worse that their peers at play and often fall behind socially.
A new study reveals birds can learn how to use objects to solve tasks by first playing with them.
Playing with dolls as a small child helps develop social skills and empathy. Doll play activates the posterior superior temporal sulcus, an area of the brain associated with social processing and behaviors.
Toddlers who had more exposure to other children were better at associating new words to objects than those who had more exposure to adults alone.
Researchers report exclusive breastfeeding until the age of six months is associated with fewer conduct disorders in later childhood. Additionally, enriched play can help enhance cognition.