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What Your Child Can Teach You About Embedded Described Video for TV

Father Robert Pearson relates that most of us have experience interacting with toddlers. There can be a tendency to ask them questions, at any given time, about their daily activities, about what they are seeing or feeling. The purpose is to challenge them to think of the what, why, when, how and where of their surroundings. It is also the first step towards picking language skills as they learn to listen to the grown-ups, understand the context in which the questions are asked, and answer appropriately. He states: "I am not sure when I picked up this habit following the birth of our daughter, but I quickly got into the flow of things, asking her tens of questions every day. In the midst of this, I had an epiphany. It occurred to me that posing these questions to my girl was very similar to narrating a scene. Going about one's daily activities is akin to living in an embedded described video."

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