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During the pandemic, children learned less words with more screen exposure: study

London: The rapid expansion of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to school blockades and closures in many countries since two years, with the greatest impact on children’s education.

In two studies, an international research team investigated the impact of blockade measures on 2,200 babies between 8 and 36 months in 13 countries.

Findings were reported by their caregivers that children who were read more often during the blockade learned more words than their peers who were not read more often. Was shown.

However, children with increased screen exposure learned to speak less words compared to peers with shorter screen times.

“Given that our study evaluated changes in a child’s vocabulary over an average period of just over a month, it is an important finding to identify the impact of parent-child activity on the growth of the child’s vocabulary,” Oslo said. Professor Julien Mayor of the University says.

The team published the findings in the journal Language Development Research.

In a second study published in the journal Scientific Reports, children were exposed to more screen time during the blockade than before, while overall, children were more than expected during the blockade compared to pre-pandemic levels. Was also reported to have won many words.

This may be due to other activities that the parent performed with the child during the blockade.

“Allowing children to spend more screen time has led caregivers to manage multiple responsibilities, such as work meetings and concentration-intensive chores, with small children in need of entertainment. It’s an understandable solution to this unprecedented situation. We all did it during the blockade, “said Professor Nivedi Tarmani of the University of Gettingen.

https://www.siasat.com/kids-learnt-less-words-with-more-screen-exposure-during-pandemic-study-2271411/ During the pandemic, children learned less words with more screen exposure: study

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