Somewhere around age 2-1/2 to 3 many children develop an obsession, or intense interest, in a certain thing…like dinosaurs, trains, machines, animals and birds to name just a few.

This is a very normal part of your child’s cognitive development! Studies have shown that childhood obsessions, when sustained for a long period of time, can help children develop valuable life and learning skills and fuels their intellectual curiosity. Plus, it usually just plain makes them happy!

Read more about the many benefits of your child’s intense interest in this great article from Your Modern Family

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