Recognition of pretend and real actions in play by 1-and 2-year-olds : Early success and why they fail

We compared 1and 2-year-old children’s performance on Pretend and Reality tasks. Pretend tasks involved the comprehension of a pretend scenario, whereas Reality tasks did not. For example, the experimenter pretends to drink water from an empty cup, she fills another cup with imaginary water and then invites the child to drink. In the Reality version, the… CONTINUE READING

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