You can learn more about David Rakison’s research on how babies learn at www.psy.cmu.edu/~rakison/labpage.html (Carnegie Mellon University) and pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_425372.html (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), and www.cmu.edu/cmnews/030625/030625_cognition.html (Carnegie Mellon University).
Sohn, Emily. 2005. Wired for math. Science News for Kids (Dec. 7). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2005/11/wired-for-math-2/.
______. 2005. Teen brains, under construction. Science News for Kids (Sept. 28).
______. 2003. Wobbly babies: Smarter than they look? Science News for Kids (June 18). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20030618/Note3.asp.
______. 2003. The social side of baby talk. Science News for Kids (June 11). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2003/06/wobbly-babies-smarter-than-they-look-3/.
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
Babies!— Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Published by Holiday House, 1988.
Most babies don’t smile until they’re about 4 months old. Smiling is an early form of communication, like a baby’s cry. This book has full-color photographs of babies from newborn to 2 years old. It explains how a baby grows and changes and tells about when a baby reaches important milestones, such as learning to talk and walk. It also describes games babies like to play—from peekaboo to rattling pots and pans.
psychology The scientific study of the mind, feelings, and behavior.
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