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Study: Daycare Children Benefit From Added Socialization

Tailored Communication Skills

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Though many parents experience working guilt at having to drop their children off at daycare, a new study claims that children benefit from the added socialization of their environment.

According to an article in Science Daily, research from the Radboud University Nijmegen indicates that kids who go to daycare are exposed to a wider variety of "social and communicative situations," giving them the ability to tailor their own communication skills to their peers.

The five-year-old children who attended daycare were more able to take into account the age of their peer, and modify their own non-verbal communication accordingly. 

The children displayed more patience when playing with a two year old compared to a child their own age. 

What's your take on these findings?