Background noise may hinder toddlers’ ability to learn words

This probably doesn’t come as a shock to any of you: A new study has found that the presence of background noise in the home or at school makes it more difficult for toddlers to learn new words. “Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such as TV, radio, and people talking that could affect how children learn words at early ages. Our study suggests that adults should be aware of the amount of background speech in the environment when they’re interacting with young children.”
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