Children have very active imaginations; I was looking at some interesting research by Philips and what they found out about “monsters”. My eldest thinks monsters live on Mars, they only come out to visit you on special days like your birthday to celebrate with you! Which sounds quite positive really but he still has his moments when he is a bit unsure at night.
Philips learnt more about the characteristics of monsters, what they look like and how many are in each household! If we are like the average (2.51) we will have more monsters than children in our family. It’s a fascinating thought! Mind you I think it would be hard pushed squeezing one monster under their bed, it’s so full of books, dust bunnies and soft toys! Perhaps its because one of the top monster superpowers is doing the chores, so they can have a quick tidy before they settle down for the night.
Seeing a monstergraphic like this makes monsters look quite approachable, one in three are fluffy and fluffy monsters do not seem quite so scary somehow. One child imagined up a 23-limbed monster, eldest went for four arms and seven legs when I asked him. I suppose its good to get talking about monsters, you can learn more about what your child thinks and reassure them appropriately.
So with all this going on in their little heads it’s important to take efforts to soothe and comfort them at night, fortunately Philips have a range of night lights just for that purpose. There is nothing like banishing imaginary monsters than a burst of light, the boys currently have no less than four night-lights in their one room and still showing signs of wanting a couple more! It might look like the Blackpool illuminations by the time they have finished…
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