A February 2018 article titled “The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation” explores new research that highlights the impact of quality parent-child conversations on the development of children’s brains. In an earlier interview, Professor Meredith Rowe – one of the authors of the new research – described the implications of her work, “our findings show that parents can scaffold their children’s vocabulary growth at different points in their development by providing them with exposure to different types of communication. The results suggest that beyond the quantity of their talk, parents should focus on the quality.” How do these findings inform actual parental practices? What principles should we keep in mind while interacting with young children?
We hope you will join us for a small, informal conversation on this important topic. A light breakfast will be provided.