How a child’s language development can be helped by hand movements: Gesticulating makes words ‘easier to understand’

BroadyELT

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2729665/How-childs-language-development-helped-hand-movements-Gesticulating-makes-words-easier-understand.html

Here’s the bottom line in this short excerpt:

Chicago study says it helps develop language, learning and cognitive skills
The same is true for both hearing children and those who sign
Gesture-plus-word combinations can make it easier for children to understand what certain words and phrases mean
Makes it easier for children to pick up language more quickly at school

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2729665/How-childs-language-development-helped-hand-movements-Gesticulating-makes-words-easier-understand.html#ixzz3BGI6K1fj

So, it’s time to put this knowledge to work for the sake of ELs!

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