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ERIC Number: ED528419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4422-1287-9
Encouraging Your Child's Imagination: A Guide and Stories for Play Acting
Bouzoukis, Carol E.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
iPads, iPhones, Notebooks, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Televisions, Computers. They've found their way into every corner of our lives. Add to that, the pressures of the modern education with standardized tests and crowded classrooms, and it seems that our children have lost the simplicity of childhood. Are our children losing their imagination, too? Carol Bouzoukis gives us just the remedy. "Encouraging Your Child's Imagination: A Guide and Stories for Playacting" is an easy-to-use guide to creating simple dramas with young children. This innovative "how-to" book is written especially for parents, daycare providers, librarians, educators, and youth leaders who want to not only encourage their child's imagination but enhance their self-esteem and joy of learning. Dr. Bouzoukis recounts nine familiar children's stories for reading aloud and presenting to our children. By following the tips and using the sample questions, anyone can create a story drama in their living room, garage, Sunday school class or community center. Each story includes an analysis that adds insight into the creative process and reminds parents how simple and care-free it is to let our imaginations turn us into wolves, gingerbread boys, trees, and rivers. Following and introduction; Imagination is the Key, the following chapters are contained in this book: (1) The Story Drama Method; (2) The Wolf and the Seven Kids; (3) The Gingerbread Man; (4) Little Red Riding Hood; (5) The Boy Who Cried Wolf; (6) Jack and the Beanstalk; (7) The Lion and the Mouse; (8) Hansel and Gretel; (9) The Three Little Pigs; (10) The Pot That Would Not Stop Boiling; and (11) Imagination: Practice for Living. Appended are: (1) Suggested Stories for the Story Drama Method; (2) Accessories/Props; (3) Theater Games and Warm-ups; and (4) Drama with Special-Needs Children. A bibliography, and suggestions for further reading are provided. [Foreword by Maria LaRosa.]
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191. Tel: 800-462-6420; Fax: 800-338-4550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A