Little Pitchers Use Their Big Ears: Preschoolers Solve Problems by Listening to Others Ask Questions

Child Development, 03/23/2012

Overall, the ability to efficiently use information gathered from overheard exchanges improved between ages 3 and 5. Critically, however, across ages children solved the majority of problems correctly, suggesting preschoolers are capable of learning from others’ questions. Moreover, children learned from others’ questions without explicit instruction and when engaged in another activity.

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