Consider what happened when researchers introduced 3- and 4-year-old children to a new Halloween character: The Candy Witch. They were shown a photograph of a doll depicting the Candy Witch looking happy and friendly.
Then, after their children were asleep, the parents swapped their candy for a new toy, like the "Tooth Fairy" swaps newly-fallen teeth for money in some households. Not surprisingly, most 3- and 4-year-olds happily believed in the existence of the Candy Witch. And the beliefs were long-lasting: When tested a year later, most still believed that the Candy Witch was real.
Why is it so easy for children to believe in characters like the Candy Witch?
It turns out that magical thinking —or believing that impossible things can happen in real life—is just part of what characterizes children at this age. For example, if you ask 4- and 5-year-olds about possible and impossible transformations—for example, whether a small mouse could become a big mouse possible , or whether a small mouse could become a fish impossible —children as young as 4 know that the impossible transformations are indeed impossible.
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Much of the time children rely on what other people tell them to distinguish fact from fiction—what researchers call testimony. They also rely on evidence from the world around them. In the case of the Candy Witch, all testimony e.
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