How Much Babies Know Additional Information

Recommended Web sites:

You can learn more about David Rakison’s research on how babies learn at (Carnegie Mellon University) and (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), and (Carnegie Mellon University).

Sohn, Emily. 2005. Wired for math. Science News for Kids (Dec. 7). Available at

______. 2005. Teen brains, under construction. Science News for Kids (Sept. 28).

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______. 2003. Wobbly babies: Smarter than they look? Science News for Kids (June 18). Available at

______. 2003. The social side of baby talk. Science News for Kids (June 11). Available at

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.

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psychology The scientific study of the mind, feelings, and behavior.


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