ERIC Number: EJ855322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Live Action: Can Young Children Learn Verbs from Video?
Roseberry, Sarah; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Parish-Morris, Julia; Golinkoff, Roberta M.
Child Development, v80 n5 p1360-1375 Sep-Oct 2009
The availability of educational programming aimed at infants and toddlers is increasing, yet the effect of video on language acquisition remains unclear. Three studies of 96 children aged 30-42 months investigated their ability to learn verbs from video. Study 1 asked whether children could learn verbs from video when supported by live social interaction. Study 2 tested whether children could learn verbs from video alone. Study 3 clarified whether the benefits of social interaction remained when the experimenter was shown on a video screen rather than in person. Results suggest that younger children only learn verbs from video with live social interaction whereas older children can learn verbs from video alone. Implications for verb learning and educational media are discussed.
Descriptors: Verbs, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Media, Language Acquisition, Programming (Broadcast), Video Technology, Infants, Toddlers, Interaction, Age Differences, Child Language
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