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Contact: Nick Manning
University of Waterloo

Picture Books Aren't Just Fun

Caption: These are example illustrations of the style that researchers used in books to study the language that parents use when reading with children. Researchers recorded 25 mothers while they read two books to their toddlers. In one book, the animals were part of a story told in pictures, but in the other book, a picture of each animal was presented against a blank background, in the usual style of "vocabulary learning" books.

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