Nepalese girl with doll
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Nepal, 2015. Photo: Sabina von Kessel / CC

Learning for later

Children are not only prepared for the future at school. They also learn in other contexts.

Play is very important. It is adults who provide children with toys and games. Like the teaching material used in schools, they reflect their ideas about learning and their view of the world. Dolls for girls and hunting gear for boys – this tells us a lot about how adults view society.

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