Why daydreaming is good for your child
Don't worry if your child has a tendency to drift off into the occasional reverie - it's very healthy for her!
Here's why a little daydreaming has powerful effects…
■ Daydreaming occupies as much as one-third of our lives and the average thought lasts 14 seconds.
■ The latest research by the University of British Colombia says that daydreaming occupies more complex areas of the brain than previously thought, so much so that to solve a difficult problem it may be better for your child to switch to a simpler task and let her mind wander.
■ In a study of more than 230 children, researchers at the University of Stirling found that daydreamers did better in tests and problem-solving tasks.
■ Many psychologists agree that daydreaming can actually help you become organised, focused and able to ‘rehearse’ important situations for the future.
■ Remember, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and Walt Disney were all big daydreamers, and their daydreams went on to change the world.
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