When it comes to make believe, less really is more. In the United States, this
means that nurturing creative play is inherently countercultural. It's a threat to
corporate profits. Today's children are bombarded with messages designed to
Author: Susan Linn
Publisher: The New Press
In The Case for Make Believe, Harvard child psychologist Susan Linn tells the alarming story of childhood under siege in a commercialized and technology-saturated world. Although play is essential to human development and children are born with an innate capacity for make believe, Linn argues that, in modern-day America, nurturing creative play is not only countercultural—it threatens corporate profits. A book with immediate relevance for parents and educators alike, The Case for Make Believe helps readers understand how crucial child’s play is—and what parents and educators can do to protect it. At the heart of the book are stories of children at home, in school, and at a therapist’s office playing about real-life issues from entering kindergarten to a sibling’s death, expressing feelings they can’t express directly, and making meaning of an often confusing world. In an era when toys come from television and media companies sell videos as brain-builders for babies, Linn lays out the inextricable links between play, creativity, and health, showing us how and why to preserve the space for make believe that children need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
When the case is suddenly re-opened, Natasha is forced to make a decision. Reality or imagination? Make believe or truth? Or can she-as she's been doing for the past five years--go on existing someplace in between?
Author: Kristin Anna Froberg
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Natasha Lisenko is twenty-two years old. She's clever, creative, and hasn't left the house in five years. Her sister, Lena, is an energetic, popular, occasionally cruel high-school cheerleader--or was, the last time Natasha saw her. One day, after a fight at school, the sisters took separate routes home-and the mystery of Lena's disappearance has haunted the family ever since. Natasha works her way through delayed adolescence, college applications, and an evolving relationship with her tutor. Her parents work to move forward without their daughter, and without answers to the questions surrounding what happened that afternoon. When the case is suddenly re-opened, Natasha is forced to make a decision. Reality or imagination? Make believe or truth? Or can she-as she's been doing for the past five years--go on existing someplace in between?
They make the world fit the story, rather than forcing the story to conform to the
world. That said, does it really matter ... In this case, though, both Penny and
Sheldon are correct: men and women don't fly—unless they do. Penny doesn't
see a ...
Author: Douglas E. Cowan
Publisher: University of California Press
Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write ourselves and through which we can become the heroes of our own story. Why do we tell and retell the same stories over and over when we know they can’t possibly be true? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not because pop culture has run out of good ideas. Rather, it is precisely because these stories are so fantastic, some resonating so deeply that we elevate them to the status of religion. Illuminating everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dungeons and Dragons, and from Drunken Master to Mad Max, Douglas E. Cowan offers a modern manifesto for why and how mythology remains a vital force today.
In the case of written narratives, Walton's view is that the words on the page
themselves are the prop, and they determine the game of make-believe we are
supposed to play, but the game is more creative than in the other two cases: we
are to ...
Author: Michael Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Real Likenesses presents a radical new approach to artistic representation. At its heart is a serious reconsideration of the relationship between medium and content in representational art, which counters current dominant theories that make attention to the former inevitably a distraction from attending to the latter. Through close analysis of paintings, photographs, and novels, Michael Morris proposes a new understanding of the real likenesses we encounter in representational art; what they are, how they are made present to us, and how they are created. The result is an intuitive way of thinking about how these art forms work.
This story of a stay-at-home mother’s misadventures is “a fun read that ‘imperfect mums’ everywhere will adore” (The Sun).
Author: Beezy Marsh
Publisher: Ipso Books
This story of a stay-at-home mother’s misadventures is “a fun read that ‘imperfect mums’ everywhere will adore” (The Sun). While her husband Matt’s career takes off, Marnie Martin is left with the task of pairing socks and locating Lego. His late nights at the office are turning into late nights who knows where else, and they haven’t had a proper conversation in weeks, sex in months, or a full night’s sleep in years. Marnie’s journalism career has morphed into writing a food column. But even that turns into disaster when Marnie gets distracted by a daydream about her movie-star crush, Maddox Wolfe—which leads to a missed deadline and a case of food poisoning. There’s only one option left for Marnie: blogging. As the anonymous “Mrs Make Believe,” Marnie starts spilling secrets and becomes the voice of messed-up mothers everywhere. But she never could have imagined that her celebrity daydream would walk off the screen and into her reality, turning her already muddled world totally on its head . . . This “compulsively readable and entertaining” novel (Daily Mail) is “a funny, sexy, clever book which brilliantly reflects the chaos of motherhood and marriage” (Alison McGarragh-Murphy, editor of The Motherload). “Funny . . . fabulously fresh and achingly honest . . . I couldn’t put it down.” —Alex Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage
My Learning Library is a delightful collection of eight first-concept board books for young children. Stored within a sturdy carry case, these mini books are perfect for small hands to hold and explore.
Author: Make Believe Ideas Ltd
My Learning Library is a delightful collection of eight first-concept board books for young children. Stored within a sturdy carry case, these mini books are perfect for small hands to hold and explore. The gorgeous illustrations and bright design will engage young imaginations while helping to promote observation skills, language skills, and a love of reading. Titles included: 1 2 3, A B C, Things That Go, Colors, Shapes, Opposites, On the Farm, Animals
He took one look at her case and unlocked the boot of the car without a word and
heaved the case into it . There was no time for her to say anything to him because
Teresa appeared around the corner of the barn , smartly dressed in a pleated ...
Author: Flora Kidd
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Makebelieve Marriage by Flora Kidd released on Jun 24, 1982 is available now for purchase.
When he says that ' existential knowledge of a game is the knowledge the
players , rather than the observers , have of it , he is supposing greater interest
and emotional involvement on the part of the players . This may well not be the
Author: George Albert Wells
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
In this book, Professor Wells, one of the leading freethinkers of our time, addresses the question of why so many people believe and adopt the doctrines of religion.
Besides the interest in the case itself , it illustrates very well the importance of not
stopping and making a diagnosis after elucidating what ... She makes believe
that there is ankle clonis at both ankles , and so with some other symptoms .
July 1918-1943 include reports of various neurological and psychiatric societies.