Parents’ brainwaves track and respond to changes in their infant’s brain activity when they play together.
A new study exploring associations between family socioeconomic background, children’s brain structure, and children’s reading skills indicates that children who experience more conversational turns may have increased brain growth, and in turn, better reading skills.
Promising new data show that children whose families participated in LENA Start, a parent-group program focused on increasing early talk, demonstrated considerably higher early literacy scores and were far more likely to be at an advanced literacy level entering pre-K.
Teachstone’s senior research advisor discusses the state of early childhood classrooms, challenges and opportunities for growth, and answers common questions about CLASS.
Learn how different scientists are using LENA technology to better understand how children learn and develop and in what type of environment they thrive.
Dr. Zimmerman explains his latest research into how environments and external factors affect population health and child development.
UCLA professor Dr. Frederick Zimmerman explains his 2009 research which indicates conversational turns have unique power to boost child language development.
Read summaries of three newly-published studies exploring how young children develop and acquire language.
Read the latest studies exploring how everything from a child’s socioeconomic status to the hours they spend looking at a screen are related to their brain development.
In 2018, researchers published three studies examining the long- and short-term effects of interactive talk. Here we’ve answered the top questions on the role of conversational turns in child development.
Read about how LENA technology is facilitating new research breakthroughs.
Parent Traci Martin shares strategies for unpacking new research with parents, teachers, and caregivers.
Megan Carolan, Director of Policy Research at the Institute for Child Success, shares how families, schools, and communities can all play a role in driving child language development.
10-year longitudinal study published in Pediatrics correlates interactive talk in early childhood with later cognitive outcomes.
The first research showing a relationship between conversational turns and brain structure has ben published in JNeurosci. The paper investigates how back and forth interaction between children and their adult caregivers relate to white matter connectivity in the brain.
Read new research that sheds light on how children’s peers, caregivers, and social environments may affect their development.
Read about new studies examining the long-term impacts of early childhood education on individuals and society as a whole.
New research by a team at Harvard and MIT used LENA technology and brain imaging to measure the relationship between children’s language experience and their brain activity. The study found that conversational turns predicted variance in verbal scores, while the sheer number of adult words did not.
We all know we should read with kids. But why? See the latest research on how reading affects child development.
Did you know your brain waves sync with your baby’s? Read the study and see other exciting new findings in this month’s research roundup.
Want to stay up-to-date on happenings in the realm of early childhood education? Our new blog series is designed to keep you in the loop on the latest early childhood education news, research, and updates. Check it out!
An economics professor explains his research on human capital formation, with a particular focus on understanding the forces that explain the large differences in the quality and quantity of investments that children receive from their parents and family.