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The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood

The Hungry Mind:  The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood

by Susan Engel,
Psychology Today, February 26, 2015

Young children deluge their parents – and others – with questions about the world around them. A recent study that followed four children from fourteen months old to five years and one month of age revealed that each individual on average asked 107 questions per hour. The kids sought permission to do something, clarification about ongoing activities and the whereabouts of other people, new information, and a deeper understanding of a phenomenon they observed.

 

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