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ERIC Number: EJ816172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Mapping the Contours of Faith in the Land of Separation: Spiritual Geographies for Children
Kirk, Patty
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v9 n2 p189-202 2004
According to Jean Piaget, children begin to develop a concept of an object, such as that it has sides that are not visible from the child's perspective or that it is likely to be where one saw it last, in early infancy. By the close of the prelinguistic phase at about 2 years old, the child has developed a mature object concept, one that comprehends the object as a continuing entity even when it is not visible. Many children's picture books demonstrate Piaget's concept of object permanence through narrative and image. This paper offers a close reading of three classics, "Goodnight moon," "Harold and the purple crayon" and "Where the wild things are," in an explanation of how children are able to develop faith in an invisible, omnipresent deity. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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