MAIL ONLINE: Want to talk to your child? Take them to the park! Toddlers are chattier in natural environments, experts have found

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 31/10/2018

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Parents who find their toddlers uncommunicative might consider going for a walk in the park.

Young children are more chatty when walking amid greenery, a study found.

The idea that walking in parks with parents boosts children’s verbal skills highlights how important green spaces are in our towns and cities.

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TitleWant to talk to your child? Take them to the park! Toddlers are chattier in natural environments, experts have found
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date31/10/18
DescriptionDr Thea Cameron-Faulkner, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Manchester, and one of the study authors, said: ‘Our research demonstrates that natural environments can significantly enhance social interactions, in this case improving the quality of parent-child conversations.’
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6338883/Toddlers-open-conversation-natural-environments-experts-found.html
PersonsThea Cameron-Faulkner