Make Believe: Should we toleate this with our kids?

Philippines
December 8, 2010 5:33am CST
My 4-year old daughter is a child with lots of imagination. She plays on her sometimes and make-believe that she's a butterfly, a princess, etc. And as a parent, I wonder if this is truly fine? Cheers!
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@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 10
I am a parent of a 15 year old, a disabled child aged 3 and a baby aged 18 months old. I am a primary school teacher. I know that some 4 year old have a vivid imagination and this make believe stuff makes them happy. In children's picture books there can be books with princesses and talking butterfly in. When I was a child I pretended to be a horse for a game. It was make believe that at that time I very much enjoyed. I think that it is best if you play along with your daughter's imaginative make believe.
@maxone (24)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I would be more concerned if your 4 year old wasn't playing "make-believe." I have 5 children and they all did it and each one had a very different imagination.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
I am not myself a parent yet, but, I think that playing make-believe enhances the creativity of children. Some children are more imaginative than others, because just like adults, each child has his/her own talents.
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
hiyah frenzyladyC= I'm not yet a mother but as a teacher I must advise you to encourage your child's imagination, here in this site you will know why... http://www.babyeats.ca/imagination.html visit the site above and learn the benefits of imaginative play C;
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Hi Frenzylady, Yes, it is perfectly normal for a child to have a great imagination. Let her be.