Web Desk: Before turning 11, children evaluate the world, solve problem and even make plans for future from different sight. Kids don’t have experience and knowledge as adult, that make them to see things in a different light.
Here are the 8 theories that prove children see the world differently than adults do.
Kids can’t see the difference between a fantasy and reality. Therefore they consider their fantasy as reality. Children don’t understand which knowledge is true and which is false.
Lack of abstract thinking
A research was conducted in which two groups of children were asked to place the third eye, 9-years-old pointed their head to place while 11 years old pointed their foreheads. This shows that younger kids think only about present reality and can’t think abstractly. While elder kids were like, placing the eyes on their palms let them see from behind.
It is easier for kids to learn languages than adults. The reason is that there is a certain toolbox into a human’s brain that connects all syntax rules of all existing languages. But when a person turned 10, this system finishes their development.
It is claimed that new-born babies can’t distinguish faces due to lack of experience. They see objects blurred. But 9 months old are able to adapt and begin to distinguish the faces of those they know. At the age of 1, their vision becomes focused and colorful.
Lack of reversibility is found in children. Until the age of seven, they believe that if the shape of a glass has changed, then its content have also changed.
Children’s drawing is not so clean and good because their motor function are not fully developed and also they can’t keep their pencil steady.
During a research, kids were asked to draw a cup which was placed in a way that they could see its handle, it was out of their sight. The children under 7 years old drew it with handle, while other drew the cup without it.
Understanding of morals
Adults know which action is good and which is bad while the behavior of the small children is based on the intention of avoiding punishment for wrong doing.
Children were asked in a research that, what is worse: break a pair of glasses on purpose, or two pairs by accident? The majority children responded that a person who broke more glasses is worse because they did more harm than the one who broke just one pair.
Theory of mind
Mind of theory means understanding that not all people posses the information and experiences similarly. An experiment was conducted in which there were two adults and a child in room. When one adult leaves the room, the other adult hides a toy. When the first adult comes back, the child asked where this adult should look for the toy. This revealed that children under age of 3 pointed the real place of the toy, not paying attention to the fact that the adult who returned to the room doesn’t know where it had been hidden.