ME: How do we know that kids get bored witha game?

From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 30 Oct 1996
Time: 00:05:19


Hello everybody--

I've noticed in many of your observations and discussions that you used the wording like "kids are getting bored with a game" each time when kids either switch their attention to another or their do not want to play the game anymore. Am I correct in my impression?

If so, I'd like to raise alternative explanations, like that kids sometimes want to monitor what is going on in the room, or what to explore something else, or what to have different experience, or just want physical excerise by walking in the room, or want to communicate with other kids, or... (can you keep on the list?)

I wonder how we can differentiate all these alternatives from kids getting bored with the game? Any ideas?