What Children Learn about the Sense of “Deliciousness”

Recently, when I asked my son Takeh, “Is it good?” while he was eating, he started to put the index fingers of both hands on his cheeks.

Who taught him this pose? We didn’t teach him at home, so he must have imitated his classmates at kindergarten.

This is how culture spreads.

And then Isshi says, “Crikey, that’s so cute!” and hugs him as he poses. and hugs Takeh, who strikes a pose, his memory and behavior are reinforced, and more and more he does this pose when asked, “Is it good?” He would strike this pose whenever he heard the question, “Is it good?

It would be nice if he was satisfied with his meal, but he never seemed to have an expression on his face. He would only strike this pose when asked, “Is it good? He seems to understand only that he should strike this pose when asked “Is it good?

To begin with, he has not yet established the criteria of “tasty or not tasty. He has his own criteria for what he considers “palatable” or “not palatable,” but his parents have never given him anything that is “not tasty.

Maybe if we make them compare “regular milk,” “low-fat milk,” and “fat-free milk” side by side, they will be able to understand the difference between tasty milk and tasteless milk.

I don’t do this because it’s too much trouble.

I didn’t like the idea of a child striking a pose, so I watched his behavior with a sensitive eye, but he quickly got tired of the pose.

I was surprised at how quickly children’s fads go out of style.

(2023.02.15)

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