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10/15/09: The Case for Make Believe

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Children At Play. Photo by <a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/rovernl/2483220921/\" target=\"_blank\">Nancy Lehrer</a> on flickr.com

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – It may sound like the plot of a children's fantasy story - but could the land of make-believe be disappearing? Harvard psychologist Susan Linn says that imagination is crucial for human development, but that the toys we buy for our kids and the media they consume have created an over-scripted world. Linn joins Doug to make the argument for make-believe, which she says is at the heart of a healthy childhood. (Rebroadcast)

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