Young Children & Imagination

Think left and think right and think low and think high.  

Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!  

Dr. Seuss

Imagination is the fertile ground for faith.  It allows young children to embrace stories of a giant whale that swallowed a man named Jonah, how Lazarus came back from the dead, and how a giant Red Sea parted in two.  

Imagination allows young children to think creatively in real life.  Studies found that young children who were encouraged to be imaginative as young children, remained so as they got older and evolved into skilled problem solvers.  Later in life, early “imaginators” were more resourceful in the face of challenge, struggle and difficult circumstances.  These kids had a more developed sense of how to navigate challenges such as forgetting to bring homework to school, a forgotten book or lunch, or being placed in a group with challenging students.  READ MORE

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