The value of imagining

Tis the season.

Imagination in children gives them a chance to control their own world. During the holidays we encourage young ones to stretch those imaginings. During Easter, and when they lose a tooth, we laugh at their conversation and excitement. When we encourage young children to imagine being any number of characters like a bus driver, a fireman or a circus performer, we encourage them to develop their imaginations (as long as it is grounded in safe actions)

We read fiction to ourselves and to children; we watch movies and TV programs That push us to suspend disbelief and accept talking animals and other worlds. It promotes creative thinking, an important, life-long part of thinking and reasoning.

Keep imagining alive for children and for ourselves.

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Brynn Watson November 26, 2012 at 07:32 PM
So true. In the words of Peter S. Beagle, on Tolkien, "Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams." I'm always imagining things. Otherwise when you wash the dishes all you have to look forward to is...washing the dishes!


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