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The Case For Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World By Susan Linn The Case For Make Believe Saving Play in a Commercialized World In The Case for Make Believe Harvard child psychologist Susan Linn tells the alarming story of childhood under siege in a commercialized and technology saturated world Although play is essential to h
  • Title: The Case For Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World
  • Author: Susan Linn
  • ISBN: 9781565849709
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Case For Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World By Susan Linn In The Case for Make Believe, Harvard child psychologist Susan Linn tells the alarming story of childhood under siege in a commercialized and technology saturated world Although play is essential to human development and children are born with an innate capacity for make believe, Linn argues that, in modern day America, nurturing creative play is not only countercultural In The Case for Make Believe, Harvard child psychologist Susan Linn tells the alarming story of childhood under siege in a commercialized and technology saturated world Although play is essential to human development and children are born with an innate capacity for make believe, Linn argues that, in modern day America, nurturing creative play is not only countercultural it threatens corporate profits.A book with immediate relevance for parents and educators alike, The Case for Make Believe helps readers understand how crucial child s play is and what parents and educators can do to protect it At the heart of the book are stories of children at home, in school, and at a therapist s office playing about real life issues from entering kindergarten to a sibling s death, expressing feelings they can t express directly, and making meaning of an often confusing world.In an era when toys come from television and media companies sell videos as brain builders for babies, Linn lays out the inextricable links between play, creativity, and health, showing us how and why to preserve the space for make believe that children need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
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    1. This is an excellent book by a woman who understands children I have fond memories of Susan Linn, who in the 70 s made periodic appearances on _Mister Rogers Neighborhood_ with her puppets, Audrey Duck and Cat a Lion.In this book she talks about the importance of creativity and make believe play in children and how to encourage it She also describes how play therapy with her puppets has helped her help children to deal with very painful issues in their lives.In addition, she touches on how comme [...]

    2. It s not a sin to let your children watch tv or play on the computerever think about it each time you turn on either one of them We have not had much time for either of the two lately as punishment for my daughter Its amazing how much the child and parents and silbings as well reads, plays, colors, etc Soum I really liked the book Makes you think about tv, computer, toys etc And how children seem to grow up quickly these days maybe because of media who knows.

    3. You know it s a good one when I can t help dog earing the library copy That being said, I could have done without the middle section about some of the clinical cases she worked with There seemed to be some repetition, too, between Parts 1 and 3, but overall, fabulous content that should stop every parent dead in their tracks before they make another toy purchase or turn on the TV.OK, so onto all the details I dog earedChapter 1 Defending Pretending The Necessity of Make Believe Pretend play comb [...]

    4. Okay, this book is my new bible I m not even kidding I m thinking about starting my own religion based on it Okay, now I am kidding But seriously, if every parent read this book and abided by even SOME of its principles, the world would be a much healthier and happier place.I really find the information in this book so uplifting and wholesome and healthy It s a good read for that reason alone But what makes it even better is that it motivates you to take action, whether it be in the lives of you [...]

    5. I didn t realize until I d gotten home from the library with this book that it was written by the author of Consuming Kids, which is an amazing book that I still think about often although I read it a couple years ago I enjoyed this book as well, but I don t think the author supported her case in this book as well as in the previous one I felt like she repeated her argument many times without giving good strong evidence to support her beliefs, and her advice for parents on how to save make belie [...]

    6. Fantastic.The case studies were hard, but the idea of a war play dilemma which is not the subject of this book, but is introduced is intriguing to me, so I think I ll read about it that as well.Did not like the link between the war in iraq and marketing tactics of baby einstein Linn had so much well backed and executed content and it was just a personal political statement I am not a fan of the war, or baby einstein, but come on i don t think bush OR baby einstein are the devil incarnate this w [...]

    7. 1.5 stars I wanted to like this book , but after the first couple chapters it seemed to lose focus There is a long section in the middle that consists of case studies from the author s work at a children s hospital Those cases do show that playing with puppets can be therapeutic, but the first and third parts are supposed from what I thought, at least to be about play in ordinary circumstances and the societal pressures that work against it Linn has some good ideas about that latter topic, but [...]

    8. This book sounded very interesting I really enjoyed the author s previous book, Consuming Kids, but I did not find this one as engrossing I thought it would focus on the broader aspects of make believe play but it seems that a major chunk of the book revolved around playing with puppets The chapter called The Princess Trap was much better explained in the book Cinderella Ate my Daughter by Peggy Orenstein Also, if I remember right, Consuming Kids covered this topic better The last two chapters [...]

    9. A slim and easy reading but important volume about the importance of pretend play to children s development and learning The author is a ventriloquist who decided to become a psychologist and uses her puppets to do therapy with children, which I found fascinating in and of itself But further she presents a well researched argument for some very vital facts we all need to know How important play is to cognitive, social and emotional health How policies that have a negative effect on children s de [...]

    10. I think conscious, informed parenting choices are important I believe that there are many challenges to raising children today that we don t consider enough I believe that there are capitalist and corporatist agendas that are at least potentially damaging to children and their maturation And so I picked out this book to become familiar with one of these issues.But I really struggled to become engrossed in the book, than I ve had in years The writing was engaging Linn seemed well informed, and [...]

    11. A lot of stuff I already knew Mostly made me feel dismal instead of hopeful Stressed me out wondering whether or not my kids are playing enough.

    12. Dear Susan Linn,Thank you for the work that you do and bringing light to the importance of play As parents, educators, caregivers, etc it is difficult to know how to navigate technology and media consumption in today s society The stories you share and suggestions you offer help show a possible path Your point of view is not extreme, as you note, we can t all move to the woods, so providing balance is also key when we are faced with so many mixed messages.Despite the wisdom and guidance you shar [...]

    13. I am already in the same camp as Susan Linn but it was good to have my values reinforced by someone like her We really limit screen time in our house and we only allow educational videos, no TV programming I have always found the commercials and corporate marketing in children s media very dangerous and I feel validated by reading this book My husband I cancelled cable when our son was born and some people thought we were crazy but it has been a great choice It is hard to be a screen free home, [...]

    14. Maybe 2.5 stars, mostly because she seems to forget or change her target audience several times in the book It often read like an academic textbook rather dry, heavy handed and redundant Then for several chapters she delves into case studies from her therapy practice and doesn t really make everyday applications so her audience seemed to be therapists Random parts here and there were directed to who she states is the target audience average, every day parents teachers and or society in general.I [...]

    15. The author, Susan Linn, is a play therapist who specializes in puppet play to help children who are experiencing or have experienced some type of trauma She also is the director and co founder of Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood In this book, Linn describes creative play and its benefits I found the descriptions of the difference between creative play and imitative play to be particularly helpful Throughout the book, Linn describes a few threats to creative play the largest threat being [...]

    16. Wow of course it may just be circumstances that enable me to love this book small child, loves pretend play but I hope not Linn is dead on about the issues concerning children and their interaction with the media, brands, and yes, pretend play.If you ve a little girl or boy who adores either Disney princesses or, say, Spider Man, this book not only hits home but opens your eyes to potential concerns mainly the fact that such commercially encouraged play is static than imaginative One story real [...]

    17. This is such an important book, that despite a certain amount of therapist jargon I am recommending it to anyone who works with kids, has kids, or cares about kids Linn makes a strong and definitive argument for the importance the right of children being allowed to engage in regular old play She also comes out strong against the TV and video assault against kids, which everyone really needs to hear, even though it is a bitter pill for many parents to swallow SCREEN TIME IS BAD FOR KIDS period It [...]

    18. This is an odd amalgamation of a book It s not a guide for parents It s neither an academic treatise nor an unbiased study It s not a memoir It is, however, a bit of all of these things, resulting in a broad survey for a general audience While the book is disjointed in places, the format enabled Dr Linn to cover a good deal of ground in less than 250 pages Personally, I liked her approach, as I m not so interested in the subject that I want to crack open a dense 500 page tome and spend a month w [...]

    19. This is a very important book, or at least concept, for parents to know about Susan Linn presents a case for free play, the imaginative creative sort of play, as being an essential part of a child s day and something that helps to build their character and shape their ability to sort through what life throws at them.This is a good follow up to Linn s previous book, Consuming Kids The Hostile Takeover of Childhood She continues to illustrate how marketing to kids is harmful and how screen time is [...]

    20. I really enjoyed the majority of this book Linn talks about the developmental advantages of pretend play, as well as the harmful effects of media violence and too much screen time for children She shares several stories about children she s worked with to demonstrate how children use pretend play to grapple with their struggles I really enjoyed her discussion of our commercialized culture, and how it s affecting toys and play today I share her annoyance with the way children are marketed to, reg [...]

    21. Linn is a therapeutic puppeteer and uses pretend play with hospital patients children to help them deal with what is happening to them Her examples are pretty extreme but you get the idea that stories and playing out scenarios in a safe setting is a great way for kids to explore things that aren t making sense to them.Linn also fairly passionately argues that popular media promulgates story lines that are played out over and over, diminishing the creative stories children develop She gives some [...]

    22. This book has had me thinking about myself, my family, friends, businesses, politics and all week It has made me rethink and question the motivation and attention behind what I engage in, and how I parent.I agree with the Booklist review Her research is comprehensive, her firsthand knowledge is impressive, and her examples are damning in their conclusions Echoing thoughts raised by Richard Louv in Last Child in the Woods 2005 , Linn brings invaluable expertise to this well organized and straigh [...]

    23. 2.5 stars I agree with a lot of the reviews the first and third sections are interesting Could have done without the case studies of section 2 as I don t really feel like it added a lot for me with this book.Discussion I found most interesting from this book was about how kids are growing older faster and also how kids are staying younger longer By missing the play years of middle childhood 6 12 kids are not developing a lot of skills to problems solve, develop their own identities and figure th [...]

    24. I checked this book out thinking it would discuss why play is important and ways to encourage play in the home The book did explain the importance of play although I would have liked to have seen statistics on the subject However, The Case for Make Believe was mostly a tirade against media, Disney, and other commercialized commodities in our society And while I agree there is much to rant about on those topics, I was slightly disappointed because that s not why I read the book If you are lookin [...]

    25. This book was painful for me to finish The first three chapters had some useful information ie play is how children learn, ask open ended questions, toys should engage, etc , but beyond that, this book was disappointing as the author seemed unable to formulate coherent arguments in support of her theories without resorting to dialogue with her puppets The author projected her hypotheses based on working with damaged children onto all children This is not a book I would own or recommend.

    26. A good book, what I read of it However, though it is much in line with my philosophy of parenting, I was beginning to feel guilty for some of the small ways in which my parenting style deviates from some of what the author discusses despite the fact that among my peers I m already a little odd for example, with respect to the types of toys I will or will not purchase for my children I don t need parenting guilt right now admittedly, this may have to do with me than with the book , so I stopped [...]

    27. Attitude altering I will never be the same Hopefully, my kids will be better for my reading of this book I will be refering to this book for the rest of my life If you ever talk to me and I don t mention this book ask me The entire book is worth quoting Here s one sample If we don t know who we are if we can t hang on to a sense of ourselves in the distractions of blinding glitter, deafening noise, and psychologically sophisticated come ons Then we are less likely to know the difference between [...]

    28. As kids we played make believe all the time Now I notice that so many kids have stuff and are often bored or glued to a TV or to over scheduled to play Susan Linn in The Case For Make Believe speaks strongly about the importance, mental and emotional growth and most of all FUN that can be had at play, where a stick can be a sword or a cane or a tent pole or a canoe paddle, where a doll can be a sister, brother, mother, baby, police officer, villain, someone in danger An enjoyable read.

    29. This book had me at hello before that, really Even though I shared the author s views before picking it up, it was a fascinating read and definitely re ignited my passions on this topic I d recommend this highly for any parents of young children, and others who work with younger kids, including elementary school teacher and art therapists It is well written, readable, and interesting The author is not only a psychologist but also a professional puppeteer ventriloquist.

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