PLAY STATION: Supporting Young Children’s Extremely Intensive Interests — A work in progress….


An extremely intense interest is a passionate, sometimes bordering on obsessive fascination with and attraction to a particular category of objects or activities (after DeLoache, Simcock, & Macari, 2007).

This series of pages presents the text of the play station exhibit that Eric presented at the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s 2015 Symposium.

>>> move forwards – What Should I Do?

Reference:

Deloache, J. S., Simcock, G., & Macari, S. (2007). Planes, trains, automobiles – and tea sets: Extremely intense interests in very young children. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1579-1586

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