The Brightening Glance

The Brightening Glance

Imagination and Childhood

Book - 2006
Rate this:
In this original, richly illuminating study of the aesthetic development of children in their primary learning years, Ellen Handler Spitz returns us to the vibrant experience of childhood to explain how the imagination emerges and develops. She looks at how children feel, sense, and relate to what is around them, and she examines the unlimited imaginative dimensions of their everyday experiences. Spitz makes clear that in a young child's mind there are no distinctions between art and nature, between reality and make-believe: every encounter--looking at a blade of grass, watching Bambi, decorating a bedroom--is experienced in both a child's private world and a domain of shared adventure. By exploring the sensory, perceptual, and imaginative lives of children, Spitz shows how this aesthetic growth intersects with emotional development and how, by carefully observing what holds their attention, we can not only promote children's growth but also learn from them, rediscovering our own world through their wide-open eyes. This remarkable book will be required reading for parents, child-care professionals, and educators--for anyone interested in the seeds of the young imagination and the life of the young mind. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375420580
0375420584
Branch Call Number: 155.4133
Characteristics: xi, 250 p. ; 25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SLPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top