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The House of Make-Believe

Children’s Play and the Developing Imagination

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674408753

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


352 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 3 tables


Related Subjects

  • 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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