A study has found that background noise interferes with learning of new words in toddlers unless attention is brought to the sound of words.

Young children need to be able to focus on new information and disregard other noises in the background to be able to learn better. But with increasing noise in the households in the form of TV, music or just people talking, it becomes difficult for children to focus on what is being taught unless the teacher or parent specifically stresses on it. This implies we need to give quieter environments at home and school and highlight important information frequently for children to learn better.



Society for Research in Child Development. (2016, July 21). Background noise may hinder toddlers’ ability to learn words. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 9, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160721072605.htm