“Language gets learned in the context of interaction—in the context of eating and playing and asking for the names of things, not passively looking at a computer monitor.”
Yep, humans are better than any app.
Know why no one tells you that? Because talking doesn’t earn anyone money. In fact, talking takes your attention away from addicting, revenue-generating screens.
Fortunately, talking to kids is easy and free! Add in a little hands-on fun, something like a trip to the zoo with friends, and you’re surrounded by so many new words.
Parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents, and everyone else, talk it up! Besides, it creates little mini me’s.
Leave a ??♀️ below if you’d also rather learn from a human instead of a screen.
Quote: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less by Diane E. Eyer, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
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