Boost Your Kids IQ With Everyday Conversation
Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, let's get to talking to those kids!
A new study has found that early conversation with children is linked to better language skills and higher IQ scores when they get to school.
The study -- published in the Journal of Pediatrics, tested two groups of toddlers aged 18 to two-years-old. One group heard words from adults while the other group actually had conversations. Those same children were brought back for testing when they were 9 to 14 years old and scientists found the toddlers who engaged in back and forth conversation had higher IQ's and vocabulary scores.
They aren't talking about cooing sounds and baby talk but an actual age appropriate conversation. My 9 year old daughter Kate (the Gator) is proof it works!
But careful what you wish for, be prepared for lots of really long stories and plenty of regular debate!