Play, Language, and Infants' Developing Minds
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
What’s the role of language and play in the development of the infant’s mind? We often talk to babies using words like ‘choo-choo’ and ‘tummy’ instead of ‘train’ and ‘stomach’. Are baby-talk words good or harmful for language development? And what’s the role of play in early cognitive development? Is there any difference between how girls and boys play?
Dr Ota, Dr Skarabela and Dr Auyeung will guide our discovery of some of the most surprising ways in which the linguistic and social environments help develop children’s minds.