Does anybody else have a highly imaginative child??
My five year old dd is in a constant dreamy, pretend world. She is rarely "Harmony", but an assortment of dogs, cats, and other creatures. She remains in her pretend world at school, and other places, as well as at home. I love how imaginative she is, and want ideas and resources on how to provide her with even more imagination stimulating opportunites. And I also want opinions on teaching her to "harness" her imagination at times. It seems that now she is in kindergarden, she stands out from the other kids. She often pretends to be a cat at school, and crawls around the room, meows her answers, hisses if anybody bothers her
: The other kids are beginning to think she is weird, and honestly, I think their parents are thinking the same (or rather than weird, that is is "something wrong" with her)!! Her teachers are wonderfully accomodating, but I worry that she will not be treated as wonderfully in the future. I am somewhat conflicted about this- a part of me feels that imagination should be free to soar and never be tethered, and a part of me wishes that she could just be a little girl (rather than some animal) every once in a while!
What are your thoughts and ideas?
Anybody else have a child that lives in a world of imagination!!!