High learning potential children, especially those with imaginational overexcitability, can experience a wild imagination and show astonishing creativity. These traits, (commonly referred to as ‘having an overactive imagination’), can be immensely positive, both in childhood and beyond. However, they can also bring challenges. This advice sheet explores imaginational overexcitability and suggests ways of supporting children by providing opportunities to express their creativity and also by using tools to cope with any downsides to their vivid imaginations.

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