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«Перемеха»: фантазийная игра детей села Лядины Каргопольского района Архангельской области

С. 82-93.

The development of children's imagination and fantasy as a source of human creativity, in many respects, occurs in childhood. One of the key spaces for the development of children’s creativity at preschool age is formed by the directorial and plot-role-playing games. It is considered that the learning activities are sources for the development at the early school age. But forms of their organization at school often suppress the imagination and fantasy of children. In child psychology and in ethnography of childhood the phenomenon of fantasy games in utopia countries and imaginary worlds played by younger schoolchildren (sometimes for several years) is known but poorly explored. The article analyzes this phenomenon on the basis of various sources of information about the game (adult autobiographical memories of their own children's game and the materials of the game). In the summer of 2018, during the expedition to the village of Lyadiny (Kargopol District of the Arkhangelsk Region) it was possible to record (including video recording) the living existence of the Peremekha fantasy game. In this game children have been creating imaginary world for several years, mixing information from different sources (movies, anime, video games, experiences of school life, etc.). The author describes the content of the game and ways of its existence. In this particular form of life of the children's community the imagination and the creative beginning of its participants is maintained and developed.