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Scientists: Speech Missteps Can Be Good for Children

January 9, 2012

Some good news for parents: your missteps while speaking can actually help your child learn new words! Researchers say speech stumbles, like ‘um’ and ‘uh’ put your toddler at attention because he knows you’re about to say a new word.