Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics

Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics

Play is a universal feature of human childhood, and contributes to children’s cultural learning, including gender roles. Studies have shown that children are more likely to play in same-gender groups, with boys more likely to participate in vigorous ‘rough-and-tumble’ play, and girls more likely to pretend in pretense, or imaginary, play such as doll play.

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