How children categorize living things

22 julio 2014

«Name everything you can think of that is alive.» How would a child respond to this question? Would his or her list be full of relatives, animals from movies and books, or perhaps neighborhood pets? Would the poppies blooming on the front steps make the list or the oak tree towering over the backyard? The children’s responses in a recent study revealed clear convergences among distinct communities but also illuminated differences among them.
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