Make-believe companions can show children more than simply how exactly to play imagine.

Make-believe companions can show children more than simply how exactly to play imagine.

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On a recently available Monday morning, 10-year-old Sasha shared with her mother concerning the present drama between her two close friends. Tentacles, a giant Pacific octopus, had told Sasha which he was at love with Coral, that is additionally an octopus, but that has “one extra tentacle that she’s learning how exactly to make use of, ” per Sasha.