February 15, 2019

When I was 5 and under, I had a secret language called "Sigaboley" and only my friend Peter and I could speak it.

August 5, 2018

Moments I recall from my childhood are rarely straight forward. If I am honest, I remember them as a mix of magical and real. This is a moment as I recall it. I was probably 9 or so?

A self-portrait drawn age 11.

Formerly a princess and now a prisoner on Earth, I was se...

July 22, 2018

“Fantasy is true, of course. It isn’t factual, but it is true. Children know that. Adults know it too, and that is precisely why many of them are afraid of fantasy. They know that its truth challenges, even threatens, all that is phony, unnecessary, and trivial in the...

February 10, 2018

I sat down with Dianne to talk about her imaginary friend Darcy who she invented around the age of four-years-old. Here's what she said:

My imaginary friend’s name was Darcy. Darcy didn’t really seem to have a gender, [she] was kind of genderless but cool, was I guess l...

October 23, 2017

Many of us remember moments in our childhood play that shaped us. Below are a few memories shared very graciously by Jonathan:

I think I found make-believe a bit intimidating. In kindergarten, we had one of those "parents' days" and we all got to "be" something; so...

March 8, 2015

Alison Gopnik shares her insightful research about children and creativity. This audio is from an event held at the Creativity Museum in San Francisco, March 5th, 2015. Click on the player to hear the full talk.

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