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Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell (Electronic book text)
Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell (Electronic book text): Virginia Lowe
Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell (Electronic book text): Virginia Lowe

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Virginia Lowe

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It's only a pretend book, anyway says a child aged four. Yet, most cognitive psychologists maintain that children don't develop understanding of reality and pretence until they are at least seven. Could we be underestimating the level of children's understanding of the books they read and hear? Stories, Pictures and Reality follows two children as they work out the reality status of stories and pictures, with a daily parent-observer record from the birth of the first child until the second is eight, a span of eleven years in all. Together these children pick through the meaning of stories and the motivations of the characters they discover in this unique first-hand description of the discernment that children bring to books from an early age, full of revealing quotes that tell us a great deal about the cognitive development of our young readers: It's a joke 'cause it couldn't really have happened; I'll tell you what's pretend: Batman, Robin, Superman, pirates, cowboys and Indians; Pussy cats don't fly kites ; and The man who drawed it was wrong.; In analysis, this longitudinal study shows that children have more insight and understanding than they are often given credit for, and that they approach subjects that puzzle the most sophisticated of thinkers with an elegant simplicity beyond the expectations of conventional psychologists and children's literature commentators. This book urges readers to afford greater respect to what young children are capable of in this area, especially among practitioners and academics.

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Imprint: Taylor & Francis Group
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2006
Authors: Virginia Lowe
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-1-280-65199-1
Barcode: 9781280651991
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-280-65199-7

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