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Kids Books May Cause Confusion about Animals


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Peter Rabbit and his sisters live in a hole°™a hole in which they sleep in beds and drink chamomile tea. Cute, right? But such anthropomorphizing can have a surprising influence on how youngsters learn about animals.

Researchers had children aged one through five look at picture books of a large rodent called a cavy engaged in various activities. While looking at the pictures half the children heard factual narrative, like, °∞Mother cavy licks the babies’ fur to keep them clean.°± The other half heard anthropomorphized language, like °∞Mother cavy tucks her babies into bed in a small cave.°± Or °∞°ÆMom, I’m scared!’ says the baby cavy.°±

Those children who heard descriptions of animals behaving like humans went on to describe other real animals as having human traits. They were also less likely to attribute to a real animal a newly learned biological fact than were kids who heard realistic information. [Patricia A. Ganea et al, Do cavies talk?: The effect of anthropomorphic books on children’s knowledge about animals, in Frontiers in Psychology]

The researchers say for children to appreciate animals as organisms with their own life histories and behaviors, the creatures should be presented in a biologically realistic manner. We don’t want to deny Peter Rabbit his tea. But maybe kids should also hear how a rabbit’s long ears probably help them detect predators. It’s a true story.

–Christie Nicholson




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