The House of Make Believe
Play and the Developing Imagination
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House of Make Believe by Dorothy G. Singer
Book DescriptionIn this attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe, the authors examine how imaginative play begins and develops, from the infant's first smiles to the toddler's engagement in social pretend play. They provide 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 should 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674408753
(235mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dorothy G. Singer
Handbook of Children and the Media, Hardback (September 2011)
Fully revised and updated edition of Singer & Singer's popular book. A cutting edge title - as any work on children and the media has to be - including explorations of the impact of iPods, iPads, Kindle, and smartphones.
Imagination and Play in the Electronic Age, Paperback (March 2007)
Television, video games, and computers are easily accessible to 21st Century children, but what impact do they have on creativity and imagination? This book looks at the cognitive and moral potential - and concern - created by electronic media.
Play, Learning, Hardback (September 2006)» View all books by Dorothy G. Singer
Presenting an argument about the long-term effects of play, this work urges researchers and practitioners to reconsider the ways play facilitates development across domains. It provides children with the opportunity to maximize their attention spans, learn to get along with peers, cultivate their creativity, and gain the academic skills.
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Author Biography - Dorothy G. Singer
Dorothy G. Singer is Senior Research Scientist in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where she co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center. Jerome L. Singer is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where he co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center.
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