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Increasingly Inventive Fantasy Play (36-48 Months)

Preschoolers enjoy vivid fantasy lives and imagine themselves in a variety of different roles, from firefighters and dancers to doctors and superheroes. Taking on different identities and conversing with imaginary friends allows them to explore a wide range of emotions and experiences. Preschoolers move back and forth freely between fantasy and reality.


Harris, P. L. (2000). The Work of the Imagination. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.