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ERIC Number: EJ938207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Funny Babies: Humor and Power in Infancy
Loizou, Eleni
Zero to Three (J), v24 n3 p17-21 Jan 2004
This article surveys existing research on the role of humor in early childhood. Babies and toddlers use humor to develop, apply, and expand their understanding of existing concepts; define themselves; and establish relationships with peers and caregivers. Humor helps young children view stressful situations in a nonthreatening way. As soon as children learn which behaviors are acceptable and appropriate and which are not, they have fun violating the rules. Being playful with children and co-workers is one way in which caregivers can encourage humor in babies and toddlers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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