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ERIC Number: EJ620338
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-4005
Talking about Pretending: Young Children's Explicit Understanding of Representation.
Watson, Anne C.; Guajardo, Nicole Ruther
Child Study Journal, v30 n2 p127-41 2000
Investigated young children's ability to talk about representational aspects of pretense. Found that 5-year-olds, but very few 4-year-olds, can explain why certain actions should not be called pretending; young children discriminate between pictures of thinking and pretending based on a depiction of action; and preschoolers are less able than kindergartners to talk about the mental states of pretending. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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