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ERIC Number: ED051879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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To Laugh is to Know: A Discussion of the Cognitive Element in Children's Humor.
Byers, Libby
The development of children's humor is described, focusing on the cognitive aspect of what is funny and how this relates to children's intellectual growth. Cognitive elements that facilitate children's humor are identified as: (1) the ability to grasp incongruities, (2) the presence of an intellectual challenge, (3) timing, (4) novelty, and (5) a sense of detachment from the situation in the joke. Humor, as used on Sesame Street, is discussed as an instructional technique to reinforce and expand recently learned concepts. (NH)
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Identifiers: Sesame Street