Imagine my surprise the other day when I opened the weekly newletter from the Center for Childhood Creativity. Inventing Imaginary Worlds gets a great review from Helen Hadani, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research at CCC, a program of the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California.
Just about the time I handed Inventing Imaginary Worlds over to my publishers, I happened to walk past a store display that stopped me in my tracks. I was in Oxford, England, visiting my daughter Meredith. My book had taken its first inspiration from Meredith’s worldplay in childhood; now she worked as a postdoc on […]
When I began my research into worldplay (aka paracosm play) over ten years ago there was very little current research to draw on. But things have begun to change. I like to think my early articles on the subject had something to do with that. Certainly I found some early interest and support among academic […]
I recently spoke with Lidia Rozmus, graphic designer, sumi-e artist and haiku poet, about her adult invention of an imaginary world. “Let There Be a Little Country”: A Conversation with Lidia Rozmus was published in the spring/summer 2014 issue (37.2) of Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America. Follow the link here for […]
I’ll use this page to make periodic posts about imaginary world invention in the news, up-to-date research on the topic, and random acts of worldplay I have the good fortune to come across. But I’ll begin with a little bit about me. I live in Michigan, and an old friend–the children’s book author Debbie Diesen–has […]
Have you ever made up an imaginary world for pretend play or daydreams? Do you speculate professionally about probable or possible worlds? Wonder how to nurture creative vision in yourself, your children or your students? If so, this Inventing Imaginary Worlds website is for you. Welcome. Let me introduce myself: Michele Root-Bernstein. Years ago, I […]