|When children mature they take on more responsibilities in their families
in many African cultures. Among the Oromo of Ethiopia, people say that
it is the mouse who learns to chew through the grain sack from its mother,
meaning that children learn how to survive from parental teaching. While
children are usually given informal instruction on adult duties by their
parents, on occasion they might also receive an art object to help them
learn certain tasks and to show them that they are moving on to a new
stage in life.