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Why do kids love dinosaurs?

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Why do kids love dinosaurs?

As a near-universal rule, kids love dinosaurs — if you weren’t obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid, you almost definitely know someone who was. These kids can rattle off the scientific names of dozens, if not hundreds, of dinosaurs. They can tell you what these creatures ate, what they looked like, and where they lived. The level of dinosaur expertise a kid can have is seriously astounding, particularly when you consider that the average adult can name maybe ten dinosaurs at best.

Intense interest

Scientists call this obsessions an “intense interest.” Researchers don’t know exactly what sparks them but almost a third of all children have one at some point, typically between the ages of 2 and 6. And while studies have shown that the most common intense interest is vehicles — planes, trains, and cars — the next most popular, by a wide margin, is dinosaurs.

Intense interests are a big confidence booster for kids.  They’re also particularly beneficial for cognitive development.  Sustained intense interests, particularly in a conceptual domain like dinosaurs, can help children develop increased knowledge and persistence, a better attention span, and deeper information-processing skills. In short, they make better learners and smarter kids. 

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