NAU Study: Electronic Toys Won’t Help Babies Learn Language

| January 13, 2016

By Melissa Sevigny  • KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Children just learning to talk are better off with blocks, puzzles or books than electronic toys. That’s according to new research conducted at Northern Arizona University.

The study’s author, Anna Sosa, directs NAU’s Child Speech and Language Lab.

Sosa recorded play sessions between parents and children in 26 families. She discovered parents talked and interacted less with their babies when playing with electronic toys, compared to traditional toys or books.

“The parents seemed, in the electronic toy condition, to let the toy do the talking for them,” Sosa says.

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