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Bibs & bobs — 11 October 2019

By Mums At The Table 1 min read

How toddlers learn new words | Parenting help | Feminism and the world

How toddlers learn new words

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, examined the word processing skills of toddlers who spend most of their time with adults compared with those who have more exposure to groups of children. Although all of the toddlers were very good at processing child speech, the study found that toddlers who had more exposure to other children were better at associating a new word to a new object, an important part of word learning.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Parenting help

They may not have given you a manual when you had your baby, but the Resourcing Parents website can help with that. Curated and supported by the NSW government, you can search for both state-based and Australia-wide parenting programs, online courses or apps.

Feminism and the world

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer charts the course of women’s lives from the 1970s to the current day in an expansive consideration of feminism and the intersection of the personal and political. Meg talks about this timely, witty and on-target new novel in a Sydney Writers’ Festival podcast.