Could Playing 'Boys' Games Help Girls in Science and Math?

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Could Playing 'Boys' Games Help Girls in Science and Math?

Development of spatial ability is refined through play and recreational activities, with traditionally masculine activities helping to promote development of spatial ability. Therefore improving girls' performance in subjects which require good spatial ability may involve the deliberate inclusion of what are commonly seen as stereotypically male activities into their daily lives, rather than encouraging sex-segregation of activities.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404092652.htm

I think this makes a lot of sense. So if you want your kid to be a scientist, playing sports is much better than playing house. Gender alone doesn't matter.