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Spatial Learning News

Big, little, tall and tiny: Learning spatial terms improves children’s spatial skills

ScienceDaily (2011-11-09)

– Preschool children who hear their parents describe the size and shape of objects and then use those words themselves perform better on tests of their spatial skills, researchers have found. The study is the first to show that learning to use a wide range of spatial words predicts children’s later spatial thinking, which in turn is important in mathematics, science and technology.

 

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