by Laura Hoover
Kaye Otten feels that in her twenty-five year career as an educator, she have often used visual supports to prevent problem behaviors.
Kids are easily influenced by their favorite characters. They might even use them as models.
Here is a useful - yet simple - insight from Behavioral Science :
Kids are sensitive to the way different food items are labelled.
In a study, the famous researcher Brian Wansink and his colleagues found that a simple sticker of a well-known character nudges kids toward eating apples instead of cookies.
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