What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?
A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children’s brains
“emergent literacy” — the process of learning to read.
“Goldilocks effect,” here’s what the researchers found:
In the audio-only condition (too cold): language networks were activated, but there was less connectivity overall. “There was more evidence the children were straining to understand.”
In the animation condition (too hot): there was a lot of activity in the audio and visual perception networks, but not a lot of connectivity among the various brain networks.
more on storytelling in this IMS blog