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posted on 24 Aug 2017

Try Dora, not Pooh: Storybooks with human characters instead of animals better for learning, study finds

 

Storybooks featuring human characters instead of cuddly critters — think Dora the Explorer, not Winnie the Pooh — are the best bet for teaching kids life lessons, a new study from the University of Toronto finds.

The research from U of T's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education tested the longstanding belief that stories with animal-based characters like Franklin the turtle or Arthur the aardvark help children learn as effectively, if not better than, stories with human characters.

Read the full article on this link to the CBC News website