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Dean's Public Square Series: Language Development and Children's Books

Dean's Public Square Series
5:00pm-6:00pm ET
Online Event

Join Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Professor of Applied Psychology and Sudha Arunachalam, Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in a presentation followed by a discussion on language development and the importance of early literacy experiences  complemented by participation of award-winning children's book author Elisha Cooper.

Speakers will engage in informal conversation about the science behind the power of language and children's books, and discuss research on how caregivers support babies on the path to language—from early baby babbles to learning words to constructing sentences; why toddlers and preschoolers make the cute mistakes they do; how early literacy builds on language skills, and why children's books can be such powerful contributors to children's language learning.

Presentation followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.


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