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Children Play Like Scientists Work

30th July 2011

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Young children play like scientists work, according to a new research project at MIT and Stanford University.

The findings, which were published in the journal Cognition, reveal how 4- and 5-year-olds approach games methodically.

Actually, the image that sprang immediately to mind is one of a child tugging on its mother’s clothing: ‘Mommy! Buy me a …..! Why can’t I have a …..? But I WANT it!’ Substitute ‘taxpayer’ for mommy and the picture is complete.

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