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The Development of Imagination: The Private Worlds of Childhood

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The imaginings of children, be they make-believe, imaginary companions, pretence or day-dreams, have a unique fascination. In The Development of Imagination the authors detail the imaginary private worlds of some sixty children. These private worlds - or paracosms as they are called - vary widely and the authors have studied the many factors that influence them. This unique and charming study will be of interest to psychologists, teachers, paediatric nurses and parents. ...
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Overview

The imaginings of children, be they make-believe, imaginary companions, pretence or day-dreams, have a unique fascination. In The Development of Imagination the authors detail the imaginary private worlds of some sixty children. These private worlds - or paracosms as they are called - vary widely and the authors have studied the many factors that influence them. This unique and charming study will be of interest to psychologists, teachers, paediatric nurses and parents.
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Table of Contents

Series foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Toys 24
2 Particular Places and Local Communities 38
3 Islands, Countries, and Their Peoples 53
4 Systems, Documents, and Languages 70
5 Unstructured, Shifting, and Idyllic Worlds 96
6 Conclusion 102
Appendices 107
Further reading 112
References 115
Index 118
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