Fa­ther’s role in baby’s in­tel­lect

New Straits Times - - Heal - AFP Re­laxnews

Fa­thers who in­ter­act more with their chil­dren in their first few months of life could have a pos­i­tive im­pact on their baby’s cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment.

Dr Va­heshta Sethna from King’s Col­lege Lon­don, said: “We also found that chil­dren in­ter­act­ing with sen­si­tive, calm and less anx­ious fa­thers dur­ing a book ses­sion at the age of 2 showed bet­ter cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing at­ten­tion,

prob­lem-solv­ing, lan­guage and so­cial skills. This sug­gests that read­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and ed­u­ca­tional ref­er­ences may sup­port cog­ni­tive and learn­ing de­vel­op­ment in these chil­dren.”

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