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The Resource Imaginary companions and the children who create them, Marjorie Taylor

Imaginary companions and the children who create them, Marjorie Taylor

Label
Imaginary companions and the children who create them
Title
Imaginary companions and the children who create them
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many parents delight in their child's imaginary companion as evidence of a lively imagination and creative mind. At the same time, parents sometimes wonder if the imaginary companion might be a sign that something is wrong. Does having a pretend friend mean that the child is in emotional distress? That he or she has difficulty communicating with other children? In this fascinating book, Marjorie Taylor provides an informed look at current thinking about pretend friends, dispelling many myths about them.; In the past a child with an imaginary companion might have been considered peculiar, shy, or even troubled, but according to Taylor the reality is much more positive - and interesting. Not only are imaginary companions surprisingly common, the children who have them tend to be less shy than other children. They also are better able to focus their attention and to see things from another person's perspective. In addition to describing imaginary companions and the reasons children create them, Taylor discusses other aspects of children's fantasy lives, such as their belief in Santa, their dreams, and their uncertainty about the reality of TV characters. Adults who remember their own childhood pretend friends will be interested in the chapter on the relationship between imaginary companions in childhood and adult forms of fantasy. Taylor also addresses practical concerns, providing many useful suggestions for parents. For example, she describes how children often express their own feelings by attributing them to their imaginary companion.; If you have a child who creates imaginary creatures, or if you work with pre-schoolers, you will find this book very helpful in understanding the roles that imaginary companions play in children's emotional lives
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Marjorie
Dewey number
155.4133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.I5
LC item number
T38 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imagination in children
  • Play
  • Imagination chez l'enfant
  • Jeu
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Imagination in children
  • Play
  • Denkbeeldige metgezel
Label
Imaginary companions and the children who create them, Marjorie Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What are imaginary companions like? -- The characteristics of children who create imaginary companions -- Why do children create imaginary companions? -- Do children think their imaginary companions are real? -- What happens to the imaginary companions created in early childhood? -- Do older children and adults create imaginary companions? -- Fantasy in the lives of children and adults
Control code
252603274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195349153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252603274
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Imaginary companions and the children who create them, Marjorie Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What are imaginary companions like? -- The characteristics of children who create imaginary companions -- Why do children create imaginary companions? -- Do children think their imaginary companions are real? -- What happens to the imaginary companions created in early childhood? -- Do older children and adults create imaginary companions? -- Fantasy in the lives of children and adults
Control code
252603274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195349153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252603274
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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