Friday, February 13, 2009

Gesturing Linked to Better Grades

Babies who use more gestures wind up with larger vocabularies when they reach school age. That’s the finding of psychologists from the University of Chicago. The research suggests, but does not prove, a connection between parental gesturing and better grades. But the findings support the view that parent-child interaction matters just as much before the child begins to use words as after. Details are in the journal Science.