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  • Apr 18, 2011
  • 12:05 AM

Parents' 'Um's' and 'Uh's' Help Toddlers Learn New Words, Cognitive Scientists Find

ScienceDaily
A team of cognitive scientists has good news for parents who are worried that they are setting a bad example for their children when they say "um" and "uh." A new study shows that toddlers actually use their parents' stumbles and hesitations (technically referred to as disfluencies) to help them learn language more efficiently.

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