Quotation by James L. Hymes, Jr.

Make-believe is the avenue to much of the young child's early understanding. He sorts out impressions and tries out ideas that are foundational to his later realistic comprehension. This private world sometimes is a quiet, solitary
world. More often it is a noisy, busy, crowded place where language grows, and social skills develop, and where perseverance and attention-span expand.
James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century), U.S. child development specialist and author. Teaching the Child Under Six, ch. 2 (1968).
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