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(2008). Talking to Children: Why Some Mothers Do It More. FPG Snapshot. Number 53. May 2008. Just as exposing children to books helps develop their interest in reading; talking to children helps develop their language abilities. Research shows that from a very young age, children are influenced by the manner in which their mothers verbally interact with them. An FPG study published in the May/June 2008 issue of "The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology" examines