TITLE

Great Pretenders

AUTHOR(S)
Church, Ellen Booth
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on why imaginary play is the stepping stone to thinking abstractly in case of children. The development of abstract or symbolic thought is an essential element of intellectual development in kindergarten. Children begin to think abstractly through pretend play. It helps them visualize and understand past history, characters in books, shapes on a graph, letters on a page, and places on a map. Abstract thinking is essential for learning the alphabet. It's amazing how some 5-year-olds can already read these squiggles and lines and understand their meaning.
ACCESSION #
15894118

 

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