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Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks

Young children who use gestures outperform their peers in problem-solving tasks, says a study due to be published in the Aug., 2013 issue of Developmental Psychology. Children aged between two and five were asked to sort cards printed with colored shapes first by color, then by shape. Making this switch can be tricky but the study found that kids who gesture are more likely to make the mental switch and group the shapes accurately.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/sfs…

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