Possible Worlds

Imagination gets its due as a real-world thinking tool

By Bruce Bower, 15:52 PM April 15, 2008

Kids make some unusual friends. Take Simpy, an 8-year-old girl with blue skin and black eyes who likes funny clothes. Then, there's Skateboard Guy. He wears cool shirts and performs amazing tricks on his fancy board, even though he's small enough to chill out in a child's pants pockets. Alicia is only a couple inches high, too, and she has a great sense of humor—for a talking dog with green fur and blue eyes.

These are just a few of the imaginary companions that 7-year-olds have described to ...

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