In a study funded by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when asking toddlers to choose between two options, most of the time they chose the latter option. … But this won't work as well when you show them what the options are. When the researchers showed them the two options visually, the toddlers only chose the second option 51.6 percent of the time, as “when a child is pointing, they can see the options and choose their actual preference,” according to head researcher Emily Sumner.

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