Language and Play at One Year: A Comparison of Toddlers and Mothers in the United States and Japan

@article{TamisLeMonda1992LanguageAP,
  title={Language and Play at One Year: A Comparison of Toddlers and Mothers in the United States and Japan},
  author={Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda and Marc H. Bornstein and Lisa H. Cyphers and Sueko Toda and Misako Ogino},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  year={1992},
  volume={15},
  pages={19 - 42}
}
The present study compared American and Japanese toddlers and their mothers on dimensions of language and play when the toddlers were 13 months of age. In both cultures and in both domains, individual variation in toddlers was associated with individual variation in mothers. In general, the frequency and variance of language and play activities were similar in the two groups. However, two notable cultural differences emerged. American toddlers were more advanced in both their productive and… 

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