chapter  11
IMAGINATION STYLES OF FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR OLDS
ByHelane S. Rosenberg
Pages 16

Researchers and writers love to document the imaginative behavior of young people. Scholarly accounts of how children use their imagination in creating dramas, artworks, and stories document the diverse nature of the artistic products of children. Fictional accounts seem to capture even more of the variety and scope of whole worlds created by children. Who hasn’t been delighted and touched by Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Carroll, 1946), Peter from Peter Pan (Barrie, 1906), or Mary from The Secret Garden (Burnett, 1962)?