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Frequent daytime naps predict vocabulary growth in early childhood

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Background: The facilitating role of sleep for language learning is well-attested in adults and to a lesser extent in infants and toddlers. However, the longitudinal relationship between sleep patterns and early vocabulary development is not well understood.
Methods: The current study investigates how measures of sleep are related to the development of vocabulary size in infants and toddlers. Day and night-time sleeping patterns of infants and toddlers were compared with their concurren...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/jcpp.12583

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Wiley Publisher's website
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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal website
Publication date:
2016-06-20
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1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
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uuid:6a2d4299-52b8-44c9-81c7-4483e5ef3d34
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625577
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pubs:625577

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