Cultivating a Child s Imagination Through Gardening

Purpose Cultivating a Child's Imagination Through Gardening is a companion book to Beyond the Bean Seed: Gardening Activities for Grades K-6. Like its companion book, it uses children's literature, specifically, those works related to ...

Author: Nancy E. Allen Jurenka

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781563084522

Category: Education

Page: 142

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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.
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Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children

Children's imagination is, however, selective. Typically, boys act agonistically, girls maternally (James, 1890; Stern, 1914/1924; K. Bühler, 1930), a distinction relatively consistently observed (Pintler, Phillips & Sears, 1946; Liss, ...

Author: Robert W. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139439442

Category: Science

Page: 370

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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.
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Child Psychology III The Kindergarten Child Thought Imagination and Feeling Will and Morale

Table of Contents The ideas acquired by the child serve among other things as material for its flights of imagination; and the smaller the child, the more fantastic its imagination, there being no sense of proportion at all between its ...

Author: Vilhelm Rasmussen

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547183860

Category: Psychology

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Child Psychology III: The Kindergarten Child: Thought, Imagination and Feeling; Will and Morale" by Vilhelm Rasmussen. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
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George MacDonald s Children s Fantasies and the Divine Imagination

The ultimate concern of the book is the purification of their souls and their imaginations, but there is also emphasis on their relations with others and with the world in which they live. Rosamond is the spoilt child she has been ...

Author: Colin N. Manlove

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532668517

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Handbook of Imagination and Culture

It is adapted to support exploration of life in a community that eventually extends over many generations, not just in parent—child dyads. The process of discovery in development of the imagination is best motivated in symmetric, ...

Author: Tania Zittoun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190468736

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Imagination allows individuals and groups to think beyond the here-and-now, to envisage alternatives, to create parallel worlds, and to mentally travel through time. Imagination is both extremely personal (for example, people imagine unique futures for themselves) and deeply social, as our imagination is fed with media and other shared representations. As a result, imagination occupies a central position within the life of mind and society. Expanding the boundaries of disciplinary approaches, the Handbook of Imagination and Culture expertly illustrates this core role of imagination in the development of children, adolescents, adults, and older persons today. Bringing together leading scholars in sociocultural psychology and neighboring disciplines from around the world, this edited volume guides readers towards a much deeper understanding of the conditions of imagining, its resources, its constraints, and the consequences it has on different groups of people in different domains of society. Summarily, this Handbook places imagination at the center, and offers readers new ways to examine old questions regarding the possibility of change, development, and innovation in modern society.
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The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination

Autonomy and Control in Children's Interactions with Imaginary Companions. In I. Roth (ed.), Imaginative Minds. Oxford, UK: British Academy and Oxford University Press. Taylor, M., Hodges, S. D., and Kohanyi, A. (2003).

Author: Anna Abraham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108429245

Category: Psychology

Page: 865

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The human imagination manifests in countless different forms. We imagine the possible and the impossible. How do we do this so effortlessly? Why did the capacity for imagination evolve and manifest with undeniably manifold complexity uniquely in human beings? This handbook reflects on such questions by collecting perspectives on imagination from leading experts. It showcases a rich and detailed analysis on how the imagination is understood across several disciplines of study, including anthropology, archaeology, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and the arts. An integrated theoretical-empirical-applied picture of the field is presented, which stands to inform researchers, students, and practitioners about the issues of relevance across the board when considering the imagination. With each chapter, the nature of human imagination is examined - what it entails, how it evolved, and why it singularly defines us as a species.
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Oceania and the Victorian Imagination

working-class Victorian England, and that fact left Victorian children free to create the South Seas as a kind of Neverland. This chapter will focus on the nature of the South Seas that manifested in children's imagination, speculate on ...

Author: Peter H. Hoffenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317086192

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Oceania, or the South Pacific, loomed large in the Victorian popular imagination. It was a world that interested the Victorians for many reasons, all of which suggested to them that everything was possible there. This collection of essays focuses on Oceania’s impact on Victorian culture, most notably travel writing, photography, international exhibitions, literature, and the world of children. Each of these had significant impact. The literature discussed affected mainly the middle and upper classes, while exhibitions and photography reached down into the working classes, as did missionary presentations. The experience of children was central to the Pacific’s effects, as youthful encounters at exhibitions, chapel, home, or school formed lifelong impressions and experience. It would be difficult to fully understand the Victorians as they understood themselves without considering their engagement with Oceania. While the contributions of India and Africa to the nineteenth-century imagination have been well-documented, examinations of the contributions of Oceania have remained on the periphery of Victorian studies. Oceania and the Victorian Imagination contributes significantly to our discussion of the non-peripheral place of Oceania in Victorian culture.
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Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation

Silberg, J. L. (1998). The dissociative child: Diagnosis, treatment, and management. Lutherville, MD: The Sidran Press. Singer, D., & Singer, J. L. (1990). The house of make-believe: Children's play and developing imagination.

Author: Keith D. Markman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136678097

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

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Over the past thirty years, and particularly within the last ten years, researchers in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience have been examining fascinating questions regarding the nature of imagination and mental simulation – the imagination and generation of alternative realities. Some of these researchers have focused on the specific processes that occur in the brain when an individual is mentally simulating an action or forming a mental image, whereas others have focused on the consequences of mental simulation processes for affect, cognition, motivation, and behavior. This Handbook provides a novel and stimulating integration of work on imagination and mental simulation from a variety of perspectives. It is the first broad-based volume to integrate specific sub-areas such as mental imagery, imagination, thought flow, narrative transportation, fantasizing, and counterfactual thinking, which have, until now, been treated by researchers as disparate and orthogonal lines of inquiry. As such, the volume enlightens psychologists to the notion that a wide-range of mental simulation phenomena may actually share a commonality of underlying processes.
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Little Women and the Feminist Imagination

In Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Children's Literature Association , Baylor University , March ... In Literature and Hawaii's Children : Imagination : A Bridge to Magic Realms in the Humanities , 1988 Proceedings ...

Author: Janice M. Alberghene

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815320493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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Raising key questions about race, class, sexuality, age, material culture, intellectual history, pedagogy, and gender, this book explores the myriad relationships between feminist thinking and Little Women, a novel that has touched many women's lives. A critical introduction traces 130 years of popular and critical response, and the collection presents 11 new essays, two new bibliographies, and reprints of six classic essays. The contributors examine the history of illustrating Little Women; Alcott's use of domestic architecture as codes of female self-expression; the tradition of utopian writing by women; relationship to works by British and African American writers; recent thinking about feminist pedagogy; the significance of the novel for women writers, and its implications from the vantage points of middle-aged scholar, parent, and resisting male reader.
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Preserving the Landscape of Imagination

Children's Literature in Africa Raoul Granqvist, Jürgen Martini. from the fact that they are " largely propagated by adults and older children for the benefit of much younger children and babies . " 5 The deep cultural significance ...

Author: Raoul Granqvist

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042001607

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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