A new study done by researchers at Stirling University suggests that joking and pretending with babies is vital for social and life skills development. Children as young as 14 months can tell the difference between joking and pretending. By reading those social cues, children develop skills which they will use in adulthood. Use play time wisely and have fun joking with your child and introduce pretend play even with young babies; eventually they will start recognizing these social cues and reciprocate play.
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