2018-2019 CECR Newsletter

The Center for Early Childhood Research at the University of Chicago has had a year full of fun and engaging science! We would love to share our research updates with you in our annual newsletter. We could not do our work without the support of local families- thank...

ManyBabies: Collaborating With Infant Researchers Around the World

We don’t talk to infants the same way we talk to adults: almost automatically, we shorten our sentences, stretch out words, and exaggerate our pitch. This ‘baby talk’, or child-directed speech, appears across languages and across cultures. Why do we talk to children...

Word Learning in US and Mayan Infants

Child-directed interactions, one-on-one interactions that directly engage a child, have long been considered optimal for children’s early social learning, especially for early language development. There have been many naturalistic studies that show how children’s...

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2018-2019 CECR Newsletter

The Center for Early Childhood Research at the University of Chicago has had a year full of fun and engaging science! We would love to share our research updates with you in our annual newsletter. We could not do our work without the support of local families- thank...

ManyBabies: Collaborating With Infant Researchers Around the World

We don’t talk to infants the same way we talk to adults: almost automatically, we shorten our sentences, stretch out words, and exaggerate our pitch. This ‘baby talk’, or child-directed speech, appears across languages and across cultures. Why do we talk to children...

Word Learning in US and Mayan Infants

Child-directed interactions, one-on-one interactions that directly engage a child, have long been considered optimal for children’s early social learning, especially for early language development. There have been many naturalistic studies that show how children’s...

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