The Imagination area encourages creativity, language development, emotional skills, and artistic expression. Through dramatic play, children learn abstract thinking, literacy, and storytelling. This increases their understanding of the world they live in and strengthens development in communication and social skills for future social interactions. The Imagination Stage has musical instruments, puppets, props, and costumes so that children can role-play in a wide variety of characters and situations. Children also express their artistic talents and imagination through drawing, painting, crafts, and construction. Thank you to Imagination area supporters: The Stanford Family, Price Philanthropies Foundation, The Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, KPBS, and the Jordan Ressler Charitable Fund.