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Play and the Creative Arts 2170


Olofsson B.K.
Ass professor, Stockholm Institute of Education Department of Child and Youth Studies

Ermolova T.V.
PhD, Head of the Chair of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The author’s view is that the child's participation in pretence play changes the state of his mind, and plunge him into a kind of a light hypnotic trance. The child’s view seems to become inward-looking, introspective, which allows him to protect his inner world from the surrounding reality. Children are easily controlling the process of transition into the playing state and coming back to reality and they are aware that nothing magical happens to them during the play. At the same time, they are in desperate need of this kind of game protection of their internal world in which reality is creatively transformed by them into something else that has a strictly individual value for each individual child, and therefore extremely valuable for him or her and absolutely necessary for the personal development

Keywords: play, creative art, access to many words, play signal, playful attitude

Column: Developmental psychology


For Reference

  1. Leka för att lära: Utveckling, kognition och kultur. L.E. Berg, A. C. Evaldsson, P.Gärdenfors, , J. Ivarsson, E. Johansson., B.K. Olofsson et al. Stockholm: Studentlitteratur AB, 2009. 256 s.
  2. Olofsson B.K. I lekens värld. Stockholm: Liber, 2003. 144 s.
  3. Olofsson B.К. Lek för livet. Stockholm: Forsythia, 2015. 357 s.

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