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How Much Babies Know Additional Information

Recommended Web sites:

You can learn more about David Rakison's research on how babies learn at www.psy.cmu.edu/~rakison/labpage.html (Carnegie Mellon University) and pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_425372.html (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), and www.cmu.edu/cmnews/030625/030625_cognition.html (Carnegie Mellon University).

Sohn, Emily. 2005. Wired for math. Science News for Kids (Dec. 7). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2005/11/wired-for-math-2/.

______. 2005. Teen brains, under construction. Science News for Kids (Sept. 28).

Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2005/09/teen-brains-under-construction-2/.

______. 2003. Wobbly babies: Smarter than they look? Science News for Kids (June 18). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20030618/Note3.asp.

______. 2003. The social side of baby talk. Science News for Kids (June 11). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2003/06/wobbly-babies-smarter-than-they-look-3/.

Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:

[book] Babies!— Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Published by Holiday House, 1988.

Most babies don't smile until they're about 4 months old. Smiling is an early form of communication, like a baby's cry. This book has full-color photographs of babies from newborn to 2 years old. It explains how a baby grows and changes and tells about when a baby reaches important milestones, such as learning to talk and walk. It also describes games babies like to play—from peekaboo to rattling pots and pans.

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