When we hold babies, we try to make them laugh by drawing some sarcastic facial expressions, which makes them laugh, and they pay attention to us more, do you imagine they realize that? This is what a new study we review in this report discovered, on the occasion of Children’s Day, where the study discovered that young children in the first few months of their lives can estimate the attempts of adults to make them laugh, as researchers conducted a survey of parents and nearly 700 infants between the ages of one month and 47 A month (just under four years) from four different countries, according to the British Daily Mail website.
The study found that babies can appreciate humor from just one month old and start producing their own jokes from just four months old. Experts identified 21 different types of humor, including physical humor, drawing funny faces, enjoying meaningless words and making fun of people. others, according to the study authors at the University of Bristol.
Lead author Dr Elena Hoeka, Associate Professor at Bristol School of Education, said: ‘Our findings highlight that humor is a complex and evolving process in the first four years of life.“.
“Given its comprehensiveness and importance in so many aspects of children’s and adult lives, it is important that we develop tools to first determine how humor develops so that we can understand not only the emergence of humor itself, but how humor can help young children develop cognitively, socially and mentally.” .
The researchers wanted to determine the types of humor from early infant development and the ages at which different types of humor appear, and the team created a new 20-question survey called the Early Humor Survey. (EHS) Parents of 671 infants, all infants aged 1 to 47 months, from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia or Canada.
The research team found that babies from just one month old value humor – specifically being tickled, and 50% of babies at two months old – not just tickle, but funny faces as well.
Of the 16 three-month-olds, 14 of them – or 88 percent – appreciated some sort of humor, and the team also found 14 of the 16 three-month-olds appreciated humor, including funny sounds and taboo topics (such as poo and burping), tickling, crying and funny physical actions Four out of ten four-month-old babies in the study produced jokes, according to the parents, in the form of funny sounds and physical actions. Behavior Research Methods “
A child with his mother