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Why do kids go through an infatuation phase with dinosaurs?

Why do kids love dinosaurs?
Posted at 8:41 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 09:42:10-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If your child is obsessed with dinosaurs right now, it may actually be helping them.

The American Academy of Pediatrics investigated why so many children go through a dinosaur phase.

Researchers found many kids develop a fixation with imaginary things like fairies and monsters. And for many, dinosaurs seem imaginary.

Doctors say parents should embrace the interest, which typically starts around ages 3 to 4.

Most kids lose interest in dinosaurs around ages 5 and 6.