Imagination survives

Children who play with computers and high-tech toys use their imaginations as much as ever, this NY Times story says.

Some psychologists say that young imaginations, even of preschoolers, are surprisingly good at appropriating electronic imagery. Images from games and shows may linger, but they often mingle with dreams, blend with other fantasies the child has, and are reshaped and recast in a running, magical movie whose script psychologists cannot always predict or interpret.

Children still invent imaginary friends, and kids who play with action figures and video games act out their own stories.

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  1. kids who play with action figures and video games act out their own stories.

    Thank you! It’s so nice to hear that from someone who’s not in their ‘teens(or anyone, for that matter). In my younger days I remember my parents frequently trying to pull me out of my games, proclaiming “Use your imagination.” What the hell did they think I was doing? Many games consist of more than simply staring at images and pushing buttons.