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Theory of mind is even more essential in making sense of stories. To follow what's going on in Snow White, the triplets need to grasp that different people will see the world differently. Most children younger than three will assume Snow White has the same knowledge they do: that the apple is poisoned and Snow White shouldn't eat it. This makes a nonsense of the story. The triplets, though, know better. What was the old woman giving her? An apple. But what was it really? A poisoned apple. But what did Snow White think it was? A present. A present. Who was that? A mean queen. And what was she trying to do? Hurt Snow White. Was it a nice thing to do? It was a bad thing to do. But it's a key turning point in every child's development.

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By scanning people's brain activityBy scanning people's brain activity, it's been possible to identify the part of the brain where theory of mind develops. Tell stories that require itTell stories that require it and this important section right at the front of the brain literally lights up. In the triplets, the brain connections of this area are now almost completethe brain connections of this area are now almost complete. Theory of mind is the final piece of the jigsawTheory of mind is the final piece of the jigsaw. It marks the transition from babyhood to childhoodIt marks the transition from babyhood to childhood. Once a child has made it, the world will never seem the same againOnce a child has made it, the world will never seem the same again. We'll miss them when they go off to school, because pretty much all of our time and energy goes into managing them. This is our favourite song again. Can you guys sing along to the song? We have mixed feelings. It would be great to have some time, but then it'll be scary to send them out into the world, just to be so independent. Do you have your backpacks ready? OK, hold on. And you're next, big guy. Have a good day, OK? I wanna see you climb those big steps. Hold on to the railing, and have a good day at school. Over just four years the triplets have met all the challenges this new and exciting world has thrown at them: to walk, to talk, to understand the thoughts of others. They are ready for the next stage of their lives.
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