Kids Know What's Fair

Three days ago the box that I sent to the Philippines for my nieces, nephew and family arrived after almost 10 months of waiting. Inside the box are things that I knew they will be happy to see. I think the dresses that they wore in this photo comes from me and the stuff toys too. Here is what I read today that I would like to share:

Despite what many grown-ups might think, toddlers have a marked sense of fairness. In a recent study published in Psychological Science, journal of the Association for Psychological Science, 3-year-old shared a small reward with their peer after they worked together to earn it, even in situations where it was easy for one child to keep all the spoils.
To learn how youngsters share, the researchers paired children to complete a task for a prize, like gummy bears or colorful stickers, piled on a board with wheels inside a transparent box. If only one child pulled on a rope, the board wouldn't move, but if both pulled together, they could bring it close enough to reach the prize through windows in the box. Some boxes had only one window, so one child could easily grab the prize and keep it, but the todllers nearly always shared the reward with their partner. Sometimes, if one child didn't take their half of the spoils immediately, the other even pointed it out.

          The insight for all of us: IF WE COOPERATE, EVERYONE IS BETTER OFF!!


Muhammad-Dadan said…
I agree with you. :)
Math Worksheets said…
Yeah 100% correct!!! Good one.

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