Children S Imagination

Author: Ursula Kolbe
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ISBN: 9780975772232
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The author opens our eyes and ears to what is happening under our noses when children play with anything from seedpods to felt-tip pens or even an iPad. Kolbe's stories reveal that unstructured and unhurried play, as neuroscientists, psychologists and educators have long said, encourages children to become imaginative and inventive thinkers.

Young Children And The Arts

Author: Carol KornBursztyn
Editor: IAP
ISBN: 1617357456
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Young Children and the Arts: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity examines the place of the arts in the experiences of young and very young children at home and in outofhome settings at school and in the community. There is great need for development of resources in the arts specifically designed to introduce babies and toddlers to participatory experiences in the visual arts, dance, music, and storytelling/theater. This book presents valuable guidelines for early childhood teachers, families, caregivers and community organizations. Young Children and the Arts presents a comprehensive approach to the arts that is aligned with early childhood developmentally appropriate practice and that combines an exploratory, materialsbased approach with an aestheticeducation approach for children from birth to eight years of age. It addresses both how the arts are foundational to learning, and how teachers and parents can nurture young children’s developing imagination and creativity. The models presented emphasize a participatory approach, introducing young children to the arts through activities that call for engagement, initiative and creative activity. Additionally, Young Children and the Arts addresses the intersection of early childhood education and the arts—at points of convergence, and at moments of tension. The role of families and communities in developing and promoting arts suffused experiences for and with young children are addressed. Young Children and the Arts examines the role of innovative arts policy in supporting a broadbased early arts program across the diverse settings in which young children and their families live, work, and learn.

Preserving The Landscape Of Imagination

Author: Raoul Granqvist
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042001664
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From the contents: African children's literature or literature for African children? (Sam Mbure).- Information ou intoxication?: le role du peritexte dans quelques ouvrages de romancieres africaines publies a l'intention des jeunes(Jean-Marie Volet).- Theatre for children in South Africa (Zakes Mda).- Children's literature in Nigeria: revolutionary omissions (Marieh Linton Umeh).

The House Of Make Believe

Author: Dorothy G. Singer
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043685
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Encouraging Your Child S Imagination

Author: Carol E. Bouzoukis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144221287X
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An easy-to-use guide to creating simple dramas with young children. Written especially for parents, daycare providers, librarians, educators, and youth leaders who want to not only encourage their children's imaginations but also enhance their self-esteem and joy in learning.

Pretending And Imagination In Animals And Children

Author: Robert W. Mitchell
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139439442
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It is well known that children's activities are full of pretending and imagination, but it is less appreciated that animals can also show similar activities. Originally published in 2002, this book focuses on comparing and contrasting children's and animals' pretenses and imaginative activities. In the text, overviews of research present conflicting interpretations of children's understanding of the psychology of pretense, and describe sociocultural factors which influence children's pretenses. Studies of nonhuman primates provide examples of their pretenses and other simulative activities, explore their representational and imaginative capacities and compare their skills with children. Although the psychological requirements for pretending are controversial, evidence presented in this volume suggests that great apes and even monkeys may share capacities for imagination with children, and that children's early pretenses may be less psychological than they appear.

Play And Imagination In Children With Autism 2nd Edition

Author: Pamela J. Wolfberg
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771120
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This now classic text remains a cornerstone of continuing efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs for children on the autism spectrum. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect major new developments in the field of autism. Notable additions include an updated description of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and related research; an examination of the nature of autism and of play from past to present, with major updates on incidence, diagnosis, and characteristics; and a comprehensive review of play interventions. Presenting vivid descriptions of three children with autism over a 10-year period (from age 5 to age 16), Play and Imagination in Children with Autism: Traces the development of the children as they overcome obstacles to enter into the play culture of their peers.Focuses on two critical years during which the children participated in a peer play group.Documents the emergence of remarkable transformations in the children’s social relations with peers and symbolic activity.Includes vignettes, dialogue, and samples of writing and drawing to bring the children’s stories to life.Lays out the implications for new directions in research and practice. Pamela J. Wolfberg is Associate Professor of special education and Director of the autism spectrum graduate program (Project Mosaic) at San Francisco State University. “Play and Imagination in Children with Autism has been the cornerstone of my professional and personal life for nearly a decade. This updated edition retains the original accessible style, explaining so clearly the pivotal role that peer play holds in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, while providing readers with cutting-edge developments in theory, research, and practice in the field.” —Heather McCracken, Founder/Executive Director, Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society “Dr. Wolfberg continues to break new ground with the second edition of her book. What a pleasure for any child to get involved in one of her integrated play groups, and what a relief for parents to know that their child is both learning and having fun! This is a wonderful resource for professionals interested in creating engaging and effective social skills groups for children on the autism spectrum.” —Connie Kasari, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies “Children with autism benefit in so many ways from social play experiences, despite the significant challenges in symbolic development. Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, a leading expert in this crucial aspect of children's development, once again guides us in a highly engaging manner in supporting social and play development for children with ASD.” —Barry M. Prizant, Director, Childhood Communication Services, Brown University “This book is a ‘must’ for anyone who wants to bring about genuine social reciprocity and imagination in children with autistic spectrum disorders. Pamela Wolfberg takes us on a journey through previously uncharted territory, documenting in rich qualitative detail how to scaffold entry into the culture of peer play.” —Adriana L. Schuler, San Francisco State University “Dr. Wolfberg has done a fine and sensitive job in characterizing the pivotal role that play skills hold in the social and linguistic world of the child with autism. Her development of Integrated Peer Play Groups, and the delineation of the autistic child as the ‘Novice Player’ and the typical child as the ‘Expert Player,’ is a very valuable heuristic tool to all who work with children with autism.” —Bryna Siegel, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco

Children S Poems

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ISBN: 9780995692565
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George Macdonald S Children S Fantasies And The Divine Imagination

Author: Colin Manlove
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 153266849X
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The great Victorian Christian author George MacDonald is the wellspring of the modern fantasy genre. In this book Colin Manlove offers explorations of MacDonald's eight shorter fairy tales and his longer stories At the Back of the North Wind, The Princess and the Goblin, The Wise Woman, and The Princess and Curdie. MacDonald saw the imagination as the source of fairy tales and of divine truth together. For he believed that God lives in the depths of the human mind and “sends up from thence wonderful gifts into the light of the understanding.” This makes MacDonald that very rare thing: a writer of mystical fiction whose work can give us experience of the divine. Throughout his children’s fantasy stories MacDonald is describing the human and divine imagination. In the shorter tales he shows how the imagination has different regions and depths, each able to shift into the other. With the longer stories we see the imagination in relation to other aspects of the self and to its position in the world. Here the imagination is portrayed as often embattled in relation to empiricism, egotism, and greed.

Children S Imaginative Play

Author: Shlomo Ariel
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275977573
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The Child Psychology and Mental Health series is designed to capture dynamic interplay by advocating for strengthening the science of child development and linking the science to issues related to mental health, child care, parenting and public policy.

Hoofen Floofen Island

Author: Lena Kay Rufus
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ISBN: 9780692718483
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Lena lives in a cold, dreary part of the world. One day she opens the mail to find a winning ticket -- to anywhere in the world!

Evolution And Imagination In Victorian Children S Literature

Author: Jessica Straley
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107127521
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An interdisciplinary study that explores the impact of evolutionary theory on Victorian children's literature.

Imagination And Children S Reading

Author: Grace Hazard Conkling
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The Power Of Stories

Author: Horst Kornberger
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ISBN: 9780863156595
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A fascinating exploration of the power of stories and how this contributes to children's healthy development

Chasing Ideas

Author: Christine Durham
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843104605
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Shows how to encourage awareness and curiosity in children, and presents ways to improve their skills in concentration, listening, problem solving, and decision making.

Put Your Mother On The Ceiling

Author: Richard De Mille
Editor: Penguin Books
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Cultivating A Child S Imagination Through Gardening

Author: Nancy E. Allen Jurenka
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781563084522
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Cultivate learning in students with imaginative projects on the theme of gardens - and watch their interest grow! Each of these 45 lessons focuses on a specific book about plants, gardens, or growing and offers a variety of engaging activities that enhance creativity and build literacy skills. Whether it's building a bird house, listening to a garden poem, performing in a play, making a garden calendar, or planting a friendship garden, these activities will motivate and inform young learners. Recipes for treats also accompany the lessons. This is a unique and fun resource with many classroom possibilities. Grades K-6.

When I Grow Up

Author: Michali Mazor
Editor: Mazorbooks
ISBN: 9781950170371
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When I Grow Up What Will I Be? -- is something many kids think about.Michali Mazor, the 15-year-old author of "When I Grow Up", shares her musings of childhood as she describes in adorable rhymes and lovely illustrations the many professions (and adventures) she contemplated. "What I Want to Be When I Grow Up" inspires kids to embrace possibilities and anticipate the future with a positive 'Yes I Can' attitude. But while Michali encourages kids to dream about the future and think of the many options available to them she also reminds them to celebrate who they are today.It is important to encourage children to dream and have ambitions. As well, it is wonderful to inspire children's imagination. But never should kids (or their parents) forget to enjoy and appreciate what and who they are right now!

The Power Of Your Child S Imagination

Author: Charlotte Reznick Ph.D.
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101108665
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Imagine your frustrated four-year-old calming her own anger with a few simple breaths. Picture your fourth grader visualizing an ice blue pillow to cool his hot headaches. Or your worried eleven-year-old improving her concentration by consulting a personal wizard to help with homework. The Power of Your Child's Imagination will show you how to empower your child with easy, effective, and creative skills for surviving-and thriving-in a stressful world. This indispensable guide provides nine simple tools to help children cope with stress and anxiety by tapping into their imagination to access their own natural strength and confidence. Dr. Reznick illustrates how each tool can be used every day to deal with problems such as: * Stress-induced headaches and stomachaches * Phobias, panic attacks, and social anxiety * Bed-wetting and sleepless nights * Separation anxiety and fear of the unknown * Coping with death, divorce, and other losses * Hurt, frustration, and anger * Trouble with schoolwork and concentration * Sibling rivalry and school-yard squabbles