Dressing up as Batman, Dora the Explorer or other heroes helps four- to six-year-olds concentrate on a task and resist the distraction of technology, writes Jenny Anderson on Quartz.
Researchers asked young children to do a boring computer task for 10 minutes, but told them they could play a game on an iPad if they got bored.
The 180 kids were assigned to one of three conditions: a control group, which asked the children to think about their thoughts and feelings as they went through the task and ask themselves “Am I working hard?”
The second group was asked to think of themselves…
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