Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do you remember the time...?

Interesting article by Charles Furnyhough in Psychology Today which discusses how conversations with your child about past events helps to extend their autobiographical memories.
Talking about the past makes for a warm family moment, but it also seems likely to help children to organize their memories, especially when adults put a bit of effort into creating a rich memory conversation.
Our family practices this every day when VeeVee arrives home from work, J Bean enjoys telling her about our day and it is always intriguing to discover what tidbits of the day are shared first. Forget the trip to the museum, she jumps right into a boo boo on her finger and how I put a band aid on it (which is very scary).

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