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Increasingly Inventive Fantasy Play (36-48 Months)

Preschoolers enjoy vivid fantasy lives and imagine themselves in various roles, from firefighters and dancers to doctors and superheroes. Taking on different identities and conversing with imaginary friends allows them to explore a 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.