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18 November 2011

Learning shapes early helps with maths

Learning how to describe the size and shape of objects at a young age helps children develop their spatial skills, researchers say.

Learning how to describe the size and shape of objects at a young age helps children develop their spatial skills, researchers say.

On average, parents used 167 words related to spatial concepts during 13.5 hours of recorded time, though the range was from five to 525 such words. Kids averaged 74 words related to spatial concepts, but the range was four to 191.

 
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