Education: Egotists

Just as if millions of distracted mothers did not already know, a young woman at Columbia University set out two years ago to discover What Children Talk About. Dr. Mary Shattuck Fisher selected 72 youngsters between the ages of 2 and 6. For three days, from arrival at nursery school until afternoon nap, stenographers tagged after the children taking down everything they said. In the case of. one garrulous 4-year-old, that meant 1,728 remarks. The most bashful 2-year-old contented himself with 200. Last week, having pored long over the stenographic transcripts, Dr. Fisher...