Hiding

One another blog I read I saw this article about children hiding. It’s really fascinating! 

Do you ever ask your students to hide? I ask almost every class and I love when they cover their eyes but peek through their little fingers so they don’t miss a second. The article says that

“In both studies so far, when the children thought they were invisible by virtue of their eyes being covered, they nonetheless agreed that their head and their body were visible. They seemed to be making a distinction between their “self” that was hidden, and their body, which was still visible. Taken together with the fact that it was the concealment of the eyes that seemed to be the crucial factor for feeling hidden, the researchers wondered if their invisibility beliefs were based around the idea that there must be eye contact between two people – a meeting of gazes – for them to see each other (or at least, to see their “selves”).”

What do you think? Mind boggling to think about, right? If only we could all just cover our eyes and be invisible sometimes! 😉

 

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