Children do not have years of socialization to pressure them into feeling like they are weird or unusual for believing in the power and magic of an unseen helper or animal guardian.
They naturally take to the presence of a Power Animal and quickly adopt and then often name their new friend.
Once a 4 year old child told me she 'hates dragons' after I told her I had brought back a beautiful purple dragon for her. However, within a minute she announced to me and her Mom that 'his name is Frank'! She is now 14 years old and still has a connection with an attachment to the guidance and protection she feels from 'Frank the Magic Dragon'!!