Young children separate multiple pretend worlds.

  title={Young children separate multiple pretend worlds.},
  author={Deena Skolnick Weisberg and Paul Bloom},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={12 5},
Each fictional world that adults create has its own distinct properties, separating it from other fictional worlds. Here we explore whether this separation also exists for young children's pretend game worlds. Studies 1 and 1A set up two simultaneous games and encouraged children to create appropriate pretend identities for coloured blocks. When prompted with a situation that required the use of a Game 1 object in Game 2, 3- and 4-year-olds were reluctant to move pretend objects between games… CONTINUE READING

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