imaginary friends

Imaginary friends, real benefits

Don’t be concerned about imaginary friends, they are teaching your child to communicate, a La Trobe University researcher has found.

Children aged between four and six who have imaginary friends are better able to get their point across than their contemporaries who do not, psychologist Evan Kidd and colleague Anna Roby from the University of Manchester showed. The results are being presented at Fresh Science at Melbourne Museum this week.

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