Kids and time


A child, playing with the same toy over and over again, lives in a single seamless moment from dawn to dusk.

She is living outside time, or maybe deeply within it.

Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget’s studies of children showed that it is between the ages of six and twelve that kids learn how to order events in sequence, classify durations, and measure time in general. Piaget comments “The child inevitably imagines that when he begins to run, the clock goes more slowly than he does, or that when he walks, the clock goes faster.”


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