Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | August 3, 2015

    Alice Hoffman: IMG Powell's Q&A: Alice Hoffman



    Describe your latest book. The Marriage of Opposites is a novel about the mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, set on the island of St.... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Marriage of Opposites

      Alice Hoffman 9781451693591

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.50
List price: $14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Psychology- Child Psychology

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Brightening Glance: Imagination and Childhood

by

The Brightening Glance: Imagination and Childhood Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In this remarkable book, Ellen Handler Spitz shows how to promote childrens creative and emotional growth by making the most of the unlimited possibilities of everyday experiences.Through delightful anecdotes about real children and their treasures, bedrooms, play spaces, music, scary things, and birthday parties, The Brightening Glance will inspire you to create a life of wonder, inventiveness, and cultural enrichment for your child.

About the Author

Ellen Handler Spitz is a professor in the Honors College and Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of Inside Picture Books, she has written and lectured extensively on childrens aesthetic and psychological development. A visual artist and dancer, she has taught at Columbia, Stanford, and New York University, among other academic institutions. She lives in Baltimore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720052
Author:
Spitz, Ellen Handler
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.32x.57 in. .45 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Inside Picture Books Used Hardcover $6.50
  2. The Scientist in the Crib: What...
    Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Learning
Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology

The Brightening Glance: Imagination and Childhood New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.50 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385720052 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this remarkable book, Ellen Handler Spitz shows how to promote childrens creative and emotional growth by making the most of the unlimited possibilities of everyday experiences.Through delightful anecdotes about real children and their treasures, bedrooms, play spaces, music, scary things, and birthday parties, The Brightening Glance will inspire you to create a life of wonder, inventiveness, and cultural enrichment for your child.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.