Children’s Extremely Intense Interests


Researchers have studied young children’s extremely intense interests in topics like these:

Cars

Trains

Airplanes

Blue Angels

Balls

Rocks

Weather

Dressing Up

Dolls

Blenders

Tea Sets

Books

Tools

Puzzles

Dinosaurs

Dogs

Frogs

Insects

Pokémon

Space

U.S. Presidents

The Wizard of Oz

What topics are missing from this list? Based on your experiences with young children, please add to this list using the Comments feature, below.

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References:

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

Leibham, M. E., Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Neitzel, C., & Reis-Henrie, F. (2005). Parenting behaviors associated with early intense interests in domains related to science. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26, 397-414.

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