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May 13, 2020 Wednesday 02:50:27 PM IST

Children Prefer Books with Causal Info

Parent Interventions

A new study has revealed that children prefer story books that contain more causal information. They have a burning desire to understand the mechanics of the world around them. The findings were based on a study involving 48 children aged 3-4 years in Austin, Texas. Volunteers read two different but carefully matched story books to children and afterwards assessed their preferences. It was found that stories that gave insights into why animals behave and their appearance were preferred over others that just described their features or behaviours. This is helpful for parents in choosing the right books for children, according to Margaret Shavlik of Vanderbilt University.