05 March 2008

Read to the belly.

Crazy cool nerdy study of the day:

"In a classic study of prenatal learning, pregnant women read Dr. Seuss's classic children's story The Cat in the Hat out loud each day for the final 6 weeks of their pregnancies. After the infants were born, they were allowed to suck on special pacifiers that turned a variety of sounds off and on. Each kind of sound requred a special type of sucking. Researchers found that the babies quickly adapted their sucking patterns in order to listen to the familiar story, but did not increase their sucking in order to listen to an unfamiliar story. In other words, babies preferred the sound of the story they had heard in utero." (Lifespan Development, Boyd & Bee)

2 Comments:

Blogger Tirzah said...

I agree. Although I dont have a ton of evidence. fun facts.

8:28 PM  
Blogger kms said...

how do you think of doing that kind of study? very interesting.

5:21 AM  

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