Drawn into imagining
Journey By Aaron Becker This first book of a trilogy draws the viewer into a fantasy world. Not just any fantasy world but one created by a girl who makes it by drawing. She controls this Imaginary world by drawing what she needs to navigate its perils and pleasures. It begins with her imaginary door and builds as the pictures and world become more elaborate and fantastic. The Journey has twists and turns, leading the girl to make her choices and escape in beautiful ways. Eve
A Wordless Wonder
Another by Christian Robinson It’s refreshing to see bold primitive art in this wordless picture book. A white circle on stark black background becomes a portal to a story in a story or a dream within a dream. While this may seem esoteric for a children’s picture book, it is not. In what we hope is the new post-pandemic world, creativity is emerging as a critical soft skill. The question for parents is how can we nurture children’s abilities to accelerate this cognitive revol
Flying frogs, and maybe pigs too? Sure!
Some say creativity is one of the most in-demand 21st-century skills. Is it true? And if so, why? Perhaps what's true is that creativity and imagination are evolutionary skills. And we are all along for the ride, or not, as the case may be. In the last post, we let it be known that in 1968 a test measuring creative potential found that 98% of 5-year-olds scored at the creative genius level. And more significantly, less than 2% of adults scored at the creative genius level. T
Another Silent Book Recommendation ZOOM By Istvan Banyai I was introduced to Zoom by a Buddhist meditation teacher. On the surface, this seems a bit above the average 4-year-old. It is not, and here’s why. A test of creative potential shows that most 5-year-olds are creative geniuses. So instead of reading your toddler a story, try sharing a silent book and let them tell it their way; you might be surprised at what they come up with. When allowed to discover and exercise what
All kids are born artists
We don't grow into creativity we grow out of it.
When toddlers learn to direct their own attention whether it be inward or outward, preferably both, they fortify their own creativity.
Dreaming up ideas
Learning how to manage their own attention helps kids develop develop the creative skillset.