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What are the favorite words of children?

What are the favorite words of children?


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As part of a study, Scrabble asked 300 children ages 4 to 10 what their favorite words were and what they did not like.

  • Not surprisingly, the three favorite words of children are related to love, sweetness and pleasure. All ages, they answer "mom", "candy" and "dad", followed by "school" and "television". Animals are also popular, be it "cat", "dog", but also "dolphin" and "horse", as well as the words related to the holiday "Christmas", "holiday" or "birthday".
  • Note that, the more children grow up, the less they spontaneously mention "mom" and "dad" in favor of "play" and "buddies".

Words that children do not like

  • When asked about the three words they hate, the children quote spontaneously, and first, "school", then "naughty", "must" and "rain". Words cited in relation to the constraint they inspire them.

The favorite words of the parents according to the children

  • "Love", "child" and "family" are the three favorite words of parents according to their children, followed by "holidays", "sun", "hug" and "kisses". An obvious reference to family happiness!

The hated words of the parents according to the children

  • And your parents, what words do they hate? Again, children are logical in answering "illness", "death" and "work".

Stéphanie Letellier

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