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!

Why daydreaming is good for your child

Here’s why a little daydreaming has powerful effects…

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1. Daydreaming occupies as much as one-third of our lives and the average thought lasts 14 seconds.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4.Many psychologists agree that daydreaming can actually help you become organised, focused and able to ‘rehearse’ important situations for the future.

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5.Remember, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and Walt Disney were all big daydreamers, and their daydreams went on to change the world.