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  •  My daughter was once shown (2+ / 0-)
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    four pictures and asked to point out which one didn't belong. There was a sock, a jar, a cup, and a bowl. She picked the jar because it was made of glass and you shouldn't take glass outside (our safety rule for avoiding broken glass everywhere). Then she thought for a minute and said it could be the sock, too because you aren't supposed to go outside in your socks (not that that every stopped any of my kids from running around the yard in socks).

    Of course, the "right" answer was the sock because you can't fill socks up with water (sort of a random answer, but it made enough sense). M kids can tell you that you can fill socks up with lots of other things and they had to give the water theory a try before they bought in to it.

    My daughter was probably five or six at the time. Now she's 18. She still finds answers others didn't think of and questions how test questions are written and why there is only one right answer (we often find that there is more than one answer that makes sense or that the test is incorrect).

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