とても長いですが、和訳していただける心優しい方お願いいたします。 Make-believe play encourages creative thinking and expression, problem solving, and empathy and it helps your child conquer his fears. He can work through any strong emotions in a safe, controlled environment called make-believe. He can face scary monsters and realize they are not so scary. He can work through an injustice and heal from the hurt it caused. Some children engage in a special kind of make-believe play that involves having an invisible friend. Many, if not most,children develop one or more invisible friends during the first several years of their lives. Invisible friends are wonderful ways for children to test out new roles of interaction. Your quiet child who is a follower with his day care friends can be a leader with his invisible friend. How can you encourage make-believe play? Turn off the TV and computer and put aside the battery-operated toys. Get out blankets and make a fort in the living room. Draw on blank paper rather than coloring books. Go outside and explore. Pretend to be animals. Let your child lead you into his pretend worlds. Most important, make sure your child has plenty of unstructured time. Your child does not need to be entertained all hours of the day. He does not need to be scheduled into activities constantly. What he does need is time to just be a child and imagine himself as something or someone other than what and who he is. Give him the freedom and space to explore his thoughts and possibilities, to face and triumph over his demons, tofeel powerful, to feed his creative mind.