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Case for Make Believe Saving Play in a Commercialized World

ISBN-10: 1595584498
ISBN-13: 9781595584496
Edition: 2009
Authors: Susan Linn
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Description: A book with immediate relevance for parents and teachers alike, 'The Case For Make Believe' helps readers understand how crucial child's play is and how they can protect it in an increasingly commercialised and technology-saturated world.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 7/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A book with immediate relevance for parents and teachers alike, 'The Case For Make Believe' helps readers understand how crucial child's play is and how they can protect it in an increasingly commercialised and technology-saturated world.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Case for Make Believe: Why Play?
Defending Pretending: The Necessity of Make Believe
Sold Out: Commercialism, Technology, and Creative Play
Baby Scam: The False Promise of Screen Time for Infants and Toddlers
True Romance: My Love Affair with D.W. Winnicott
Make Believe and Making Meaning: Playing to Cope
Michael: Grappling with Change
Joey, Olivia, and Emma: Limits, Boundaries, and the Freedom to Play
Kara: The Truth in Make Believe
Angelo: Playing About Secrets
The Realities of Make Believe: Play and Cultural Values
Wham! Pow! Oof! How Media Violence Is Killing Play
The Princess Trap: Make Believe and the Loss of Middle Childhood
Playing for Life: What We All Gain from Make Believe
Sasha, Your Peas Are Calling You: Nurturing Play in a Culture Bent on Squelching It
Resources
Suggested Reading
Notes
Index

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