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FA048 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 7

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about recent stories posted on familyanatomy.com, including: the importance of eye contact parents’ gestures and children’s vocabulary development city vs. country life impact on memory and attention Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can…

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Talk with your hands – gestures predict vocabulary

Vocabulary knowledge when kids enter school predicts later academic performance. A study published in the current issue of Science investigated the link between parental gestures and the development of children’s vocabulary. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that parents who used more gestures when communicating had kids with a broader “gesture vocabulary” at 14…