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How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures: the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities

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How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures : the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities. / Allen, Melissa Lynn; Armitage, Emma.

Advances in Child Development and Behavior. ed. / Janette B. Benson. Elsevier, 2017. p. 153-184 (Advances in Child Development and Behavior; Vol. 52).

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Allen, ML & Armitage, E 2017, How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures: the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities. in JB Benson (ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, vol. 52, Elsevier, pp. 153-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.10.004

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Allen, M. L., & Armitage, E. (2017). How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures: the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (pp. 153-184). (Advances in Child Development and Behavior; Vol. 52). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.10.004

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Allen ML, Armitage E. How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures: the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities. In Benson JB, editor, Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Elsevier. 2017. p. 153-184. (Advances in Child Development and Behavior). https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.10.004

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Allen, Melissa Lynn ; Armitage, Emma. / How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures : the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities. Advances in Child Development and Behavior. editor / Janette B. Benson. Elsevier, 2017. pp. 153-184 (Advances in Child Development and Behavior).

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