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ERIC Number: EJ912103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
The Aesthetic Preferences of Infants: Pictures of Faces that Captivate Their Interest
Danko-McGhee, Katherina
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v11 n4 p365-387 2010
This research focused on the observation of infants between the ages of 2 and 18 months with regard to their aesthetic preferences for a variety of visual stimuli. These stimuli included: a black-and-white schematic drawing of a baby, a popular cartoon image, a colorful abstract painting of a baby, and a photographic image of a baby's face. Prior research with this age group has determined that faces are of most interest to them. However, young children are now bombarded by the visual media (i.e. television and DVDs, picture books, etc.), and this preference may have changed. Determining the aesthetic preferences of babies will help parents, childcare providers, and picture book authors/illustrators to provide visual imagery that is aesthetically appealing to them. Providing visually stimulating imagery can help babies to develop their visual discrimination and tracking skills. Research confirms that birth to five years is the most important period for children with respect to brain development. Therefore, more research is needed that will provide us with clues about what forms of visual stimulation are appropriate in order to better facilitate this developmental process. (Contains 2 notes, 1 figure and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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