The House of Make-Believe: Children’s Play and the Developing Imagination (Paperback)
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The House of Make-Believe: Children’s Play and the Developing Imagination (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 01/01/1992
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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.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674408753
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A stimulating and scholarly presentation of…an important area of human existence. - Nicholas Tucker, Times Educational Supplement

A thoughtfully organized and well-written book. The use of the wonderful biographical material, together with the anecdotal cultural materials, makes the book interesting and entertaining to read despite the enormous amount of research cited… It is by far the broadest and most comprehensive book on play and imagination that is currently available. - David Elkind, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

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