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.