Children’s understanding of Aesop’s fables: relations to reading comprehension and theory of mind

  title={Children’s understanding of Aesop’s fables: relations to reading comprehension and theory of mind},
  author={Janette Pelletier and Ruth Beatty},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Two studies examined children's developing understanding of Aesop's fables in relation to reading comprehension and to theory of mind. Study 1 included 172 children from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 in a school-wide examination of the relation between reading comprehension skills and understanding of Aesop's fables told orally. Study 2 examined the relation between theory of mind and fables understanding among 186 Junior (4-year-old) and Senior (5-year-old) Kindergarten children. Study 1… CONTINUE READING
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