Hi y'all, My research focuses on children's understanding of opposites (antonyms) and synonyms - and because of a post by Amy about her Zoomboy I have a question.
At what age and/or grade did your child start being taught these and other word relations in school/preschool/daycare? And if you don't mind, what country are you in?
I'd like to get a feel for what is going on out there in the 'real world' and how similar (or different) practices are in different countries.
Thanks so much! I'm interested in what I hear back. When I eventually finish a set of research to form a coherent publication, and it is published I'll let you know. On the off chance that any of you are also academics, I'll be presenting some of my stuff at the Society for Research in Child Development next April in Montreal. I was at another conference this past spring in Ottawa and bought souvenir yarn - which I never showed you - bad blogger! I'll save it for next post perhaps - posting has, yet again, become a welcome distraction from work I should be doing (last time this occurred was when I was writing my Masters thesis in the summer of 2008 - fun times that was)