Babies are Sensitive to Rhyme, Rhythm and Phrases in Children’s Songs
[Source: Medical X-Press]
All over the world, parents sing songs and recite rhymes to their young children. Researchers have known for some time that this has a stimulating or calming effect on babies, but it turns out that babies are also sensitive to the language patterns in these rhymes. This is the conclusion reached by linguist Laura Hahn in her Radboud University Ph.D. thesis, which she is due to defend on 1 February.
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