The SunPower Kidz™ and a Child’s Imagination
Why do young children love imaginative play?
- "In my years of experience as a pre-school teacher and a mother, it has become clearer to me that young children love imaginative play because they can be whatever they want to be. The life of a young child is extremely limited and structured. No three-year-old can go out for a walk by herself, choose her own food, or buy her own clothes. A young child is totally dependent on a parent or caretaker. True, he can express an opinion, but the bottom line is, the parent decides." Sherri Lederman Mandell a Master’s degree teacher of writing at the University of Maryland and Penn State University.
Children us a different method to see new places and experience new things-they use their imagination.
Why is Imagination Important?
- "The magic of early childhood is that children can not only imagine new and interesting situations to enhance their lives they they can also learn from these imagined situations." Esther Boylan Wolfson, Director, Early Childhood Development Center.
- "As adults, we learn from the world we live in and from our experiences; children do the same. But children have an added talent that every parent should encourage. Children learn not only from what they are, but also from what they want to be."
Eddie Eggplant™, a SunPower Kidz™ with a handicap, shows that we can all be loved and admired. Wouldn’t you like to meet him? He is so kind and considerate.