[Reading-For-Healthy-Families] Video: brain research and nursery rhymes

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Apr 1 13:19:58 PDT 2010

I just watched the following 3 minute video about brain research on infants that demonstrates even newborns can distinguish between sounds such as 'b' and 'p'.  If an infant has trouble distinguishing between the sounds, we can help them learn this through nursery rhymes and word play!  If you don't have time to view more than 3 minutes, please note that the next video clip starts automatically.  The whole series of videos is 15-20 minutes.  The rest of the series is quite interesting and informative too, however focuses on older children and reading/hearing problems such as dyslexia.

Baby's first reading skills
Drs. Victoria and Dennis Molfese are starting even younger. In Louisville, Kentucky they are studying speech perception in day old babies like Santana Hamond - something that may be a key factor in determining a child's later reading skills.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528 
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