Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative & Naturally Curious Children

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Designed to nurture children who think, wonder, and love to learn, this collection of inspiring ideas and techniques guides children’s creative development. A thoughtful, engaging resource—for parents and educators seeking to understand creativity and to encourage it in practical ways—this guide illustrates multiple intelligences and learning styles and provides tools to develop a creatively supported environment that cultivates family participation. An array of complementary hands-on activities ...

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Designed to nurture children who think, wonder, and love to learn, this collection of inspiring ideas and techniques guides children’s creative development. A thoughtful, engaging resource—for parents and educators seeking to understand creativity and to encourage it in practical ways—this guide illustrates multiple intelligences and learning styles and provides tools to develop a creatively supported environment that cultivates family participation. An array of complementary hands-on activities explores topics such as imaginative play, math, movement, music, cooking, science, storytelling, visual arts, questioning, cooperative games, media, and nature.

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"Highly recommended."  —The Zen of Motherhood

"Full of practical, encouraging, well-researched pedagogy and sane advice for nurturing creativity in your children and yourself."  —Cheerio Road

"This book has it all: encouragement and inspiration, quick tips and ideas, and detailed instructions for parents who think they are creatively challenged."  —Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author, Playful Parenting

"The operation manual that every child wishes her parents would read."  —Hilary Flower, author, Adventures in Gentle Discipline

"[Carlson's] love of wonder is infectious, and her prescription for nurturing children is both creative and practical."  —Josh Golin, program manager, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

"This delightful and useful book is a joyous antidote to the canned electronic amusements which stifle our kids' creative juices."  —Jane M. Healy, PhD, educational psychologist and author, Your Child's Growing Mind

"If you are looking for activities to not only occupy your children, but to enchant them, to encourage their creative growth and brain development, you should look into [this book]."  —Families.com

"A breath of fresh air and really an essential for the parent or teacher who wants to nurture the natural curiosity of their children."  —VegFamily

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A breath of fresh air and really an essential for the parent or teacher who wants to nurture the natural curiosity of their children.
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If you are looking for activities to not only occupy your children, but to enchant them, to encourage their creative growth and brain development, you should look into [this book].
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979702709
  • Publisher: Common Ground Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Wonder Collection
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author


Ginger Carlson, MAEd, is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon and has taught in public and private schools in the United States as well as in international and embassy schools abroad. She leads workshops in creativity building for parents and educators throughout the country. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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