Posted on 29th March 2023 at 07:17
Whether on their own or in a group, small children are masters of playing make believe – also known as visualisation. Like all the best games, no expensive equipment or props are needed. Let alone any complicated or lengthy preparations. Simply a willingness to let their imagination run wild and enjoy the experience.
But, all too soon, make believe – visualisation – is consigned to the side lines as children are told to “grow up”. And while it might not seem like it at the time, a key skill is lost before we’ve ever had the chance to fully develop it. Or appreciate just how powerful it is. Not only in terms of all the fun it involves – who didn’t like playing make believe when they were a child? – but its ability to transform our lives in an instant. If this sounds like a slight case of overkill – or over hyping (!) – bear with us, as usual, it’ll all make sense in the minute. Yes, it will!