SpongeBob Squarepants can help children become smarter

SpongeBob SquarePants, with its quirky comedy and the many misfortunes of its namesake character, can enhance a child’s capacity for learning, a new study finds.

Business Name Generator has out a study to determine which children’s television program had the best vocabulary and aid youngsters in learning words quickly. SpongeBob SquarePants had the most extensive vocabulary of the TV series they looked at, according to a research that placed more emphasis on the quality of the words used in the program than on their quantity.

The long running Nickelodeon cartoon series came in first place with 213 unique words per 1000, or slightly over 21%, beating out Stuck in The Middle, which included Wednesday star Jenna Ortega, by one word.

The characters and storylines of SpongeBob SquarePants “provide for a dynamic narrative with a diverse use of language a fantastic choice for captivating children,” according to the study.


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