Imagination 

The elementary child has a sensitive period for imagination which is not present in the younger child. The mature imagination of the six-year-old embraces larger ideas which go beyond the immediate environment. The elementary child learns to coordinate abstract movement and takes imaginative steps beyond the physical limits of home, neighborhood, classroom and community.

 
 

Great Lesson No. 2, The Coming of Life, in the series of five in the Montessori educational curriculum.