House Of Make-Believe / Edition 1

House Of Make-Believe / Edition 1

by Dorothy G. Singer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674408756

ISBN-13: 9780674408753

Pub. Date: 10/01/1992

Publisher: Harvard University Press


In the most thorough attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, Dorothy and Jerome Singer examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide intriguing examples and research evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's

Overview


In the most thorough attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, Dorothy and Jerome Singer examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide intriguing examples and research evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring, rule-governed games, and the adult's private imagery and inner thought. In chapters that will be important to parents and policymakers, the authors discuss television and the imagination, the healing function of play, and the effects of playfulness and creativity throughout the life span.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674408753
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1. Memories of Childhood Play

2. Imagination: The Realm of the Possible

3. The Beginnings of Pretending and Baby Play

4. The High Season of Imaginative Play

5. Imaginary Playmates and Imaginary Worlds

6. Cognitive and Emotional Growth through Play

7. Creating an Environment for Imaginative Play

8. Television-Viewing and the Imagination

9. Play as Healing

10. When Imaginative Play Goes Underground: Fantasy in Middle Childhood

11. Toward the Creative Adult

Notes

Index

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