BRAIN FACT: The Brain Is Very Active When Imagining

Friday, November 19, 2010

Research shows that the brain is very active when imagining. The higher thinking areas of young children’s brains benefit greatly from opportunities to pretend.

Increasing amounts of research are demonstrating  that this type of play leads to a greater ability to self regulate. For an article on Nurturing Your Child’s Imagination from Sue Hubbard, M.D go here.

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Deborah,

For sure! It is such a joy to me to observe early childhood classrooms and find teachers that do this with great gusto. It is a sight to behold...and I watch in awe. Such a bonus that it contributes to self-regulation, too! Oh...yeah...and LOVE grows dendrites, too! Let us NEVER lose sight of that! I know you always keep it in "mind"!

Have a great weekend. Thanks for all you do on behalf of developing minds!

Wendy @Kidlutions =)

November 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

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