December 8th, 2004

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Imaginary friends and creativity

According to Seattle researchers "by age 7, nearly two-thirds of children had had at least one imaginary friend."

I didn't have an imaginary friend as a child, and I don't think my kids or siblings did either, our imaginary play was of a different kind. For example, I used to imagine I was an emissary for a 'kingdom', and stuff like that.

We don't really know what happens down the road (with imaginary friends)," Taylor said, "but we suspect it's associated with later creativity."
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