Effect of block play on language acquisition and attention in toddlers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

@article{Christakis2007EffectOB,
  title={Effect of block play on language acquisition and attention in toddlers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Dimitri A. Christakis and Frederick J. Zimmerman and Michelle M. Garrison},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics \& adolescent medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={161 10},
  pages={
          967-71
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypotheses that block play improves language acquisition and attention. [] Key MethodDESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Pediatric clinic. PARTICIPANTS Children aged 1(1/2) to 2(1/2) years. INTERVENTION Distribution of 2 sets of building blocks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Scores on the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories, television viewing based on diary data, and the hyperactivity domain of the Child Behavior Checklist.

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