Game of the Month

Imaginary Companions

With this game we try to learn more about children's imaginary companions:

How many kids in Germany have imaginary companions? When do they appear and vanish again?

What do they look like? Does having an imaginary companion impact development? 

All parents of kids age 3 to 12 can participate: 

 

https://mpib.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sGJl79ShsPYtql

You might win a 25 Euros voucher!

During the survey, you can sign up for participating in a follow up online session going more into depth

about your kid's cognitive skills and play behavior.

Quick facts:

  • Who: Laura is playing with your child

  • Where: at home using a computer or tablet with a camera

  • When: whenever it works for you!

  • How long: about 90 minutes

  • Age: 3-7 year olds

Imaginary Companions from our previous participants

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