Can the modified Stack-and-Topple task predict 4-year-old cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural outcomes?
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Growing Up in New Zealand
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Annette Henderson
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Psych and Cog
The stack-and-topple (S&T) task has been used to measure the development of children’s engagement in social games. We, however, modified this task for the GUiNZ 2-year data collection wave to provide a fun, quick, and novel measure of six key outcome measures. In this manuscript we will test the relationship between children’s performance on S&T with conceptually similar outcome variables at 4 years. This will be the first evidence that our S&T task provides a valid measure of key outcomes in early childhood.