Children can have imaginary friends from as young as two and a half. They will usually stop playing with imaginary friends when they are ready to move on. Experts suggest that imaginary friends are likely to be around for several months but could be a feature in your child's life for up to three years.
- Listens to and provides support for your child
- Plays with your child
- Can do things that your child can't do
- Is unique and belongs only to your child
- Never judges or finds fault with your child