For children of preschool age, and especially for children, fantasy is as real as all those people and objects that surround them in the material world, writes Planet Today.
Experts from Rutgers University found out that the child begins to distinguish reality with high accuracy from what he had imagined himself or adults had told him only after seven years of age. And even this is not a fact, because, as experts of the same university have determined, about 42% of adults and quite conscious people still believe that ghosts and other otherworldly beings are real.
The imagination of a child is very active - this is how his brain develops, so in most cases you should not be frightened and alarmed if your child talks about terrible creatures in his dark room and invented friends. Use the tale for the benefit of: many parents create for the child an imaginary Santa Claus or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and other fairy-tale creatures. There is nothing bad in it - time will pass, the child will grow up, and good memories of a children's fairy tale will remain with him for the rest of his life.
At seven or eight years old, most children are already well aware that fantasy is not the same thing as reality. Someone finds out about it at school, someone gets acquainted with books. Children just grow up, and discover the real world. It is important to know that if this happens without psychological pressure and not too early, then the child is unlikely to be upset - polls show that children of school age calmly perceive the fact that wizards do not exist.