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Author Taylor, Marjorie.

Title Imaginary companions and the children who create them / Marjorie Taylor.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  155.4133 TAYL {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. What Are Imaginary Companions Like? -- 3. The Characteristics of Children Who Create Imaginary Companions -- 4. Why Do Children Create Imaginary Companions? -- 5. Do Children Think Their Imaginary Companions Are Real? -- 6. What Happens to the Imaginary Companions Created in Early Childhood? -- 7. Do Older Children and Adults Create Imaginary Companions? -- 8. Fantasy in the Lives of Children and Adults.
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. If you have a child who creates imaginary creatures, or if you work with preschoolers, you will find this book very helpful in understanding the roles that imaginary companions play in children's emotional lives.
Subject Imagination in children.
ISBN 0195077040 (alk. paper)
0195077040 No price