House of Make Believe by Dorothy G. Singer
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House of Make Believe
By Dorothy G. Singer

The House of Make Believe

Play and the Developing Imagination

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House of Make Believe by Dorothy G. Singer

Book Description

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674408753
ISBN-10: 0674408756
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Dorothy G. Singer

Handbook of Children and the Media by 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 by Dorothy G. Singer 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 by Dorothy G. Singer Play, Learning, Hardback (September 2006)

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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