"Again, again!" There's a reason children drive us crazy with their requests to do or hear the same thing over and over: children learn best through repetition.
Here's what the experts have to say…
"You should repeat a stimulus until habituation occurs; then stop."
- Susan Ludington-Hoe
Professor of pediatric nursing author of How To Have A Smarter Baby
"A child masters an activity by repeating it; at the same time, she is programming and strengthening the neural pathways in her brain. Allow - and even encourage - your child to repeat activities if they involve new skills she is developing."
- Winifred Conkling
Author of Smart-Wiring Your Baby's Brain
"Going over the story [in a book] more than once enables a child to learn new vocabulary items well enough to use them in answer to questions."
- Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn
Psychologists, child development experts and authors of Baby Minds and Baby Signs