Boost Kids Creativity Through Stories About Nature

Book With Beautiful Characters And Illustrations: The Stories Of Interesting Animals

Author: Yoshie Greviston




Page: 174

View: 498

This book is an interactive journey for kids that will encourage them to develop a good attitude toward and respect for the environment. In this Interesting Facts About Animals For Kids book, you will discover: - My Uncle Angel - Sensational Senses - Cute and Cuter - It's All about Eyes - If I Were a Butterfly - Secret Friendship - Why Do Trees Need Birds? - The Dawn of a Smile at the Heights - Colouring the Parrots in Red and Green? - Lots of Brains in Little Heads - And so much more! Get your copy today!

Boost Your Child's Creativity: Teach Yourself

Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 204

Every parent wants their child to achieve their full potential. Whatever your child's interest or inclincation, from art to music, sport to cookery, this book contains hundreds of practical and proven suggestions that will help them not only to develop certain skills, but also to feel socially and mentally confident. Designed for all ages from birth to preschool, the everyday activities, games, tasks and exercises in this easy to follow book will really help your young child to get the best possible head start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of your child's creative development. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art

Creative conversations in the Early Years

Author: Fleur Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 727

There is a growing awareness in Early Years education that an essential part of children’s development involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing and music; creating shared meanings in playful contexts. Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art brings together contributions from a range of professionals and early years practitioners, to help readers implement the themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in a creative way. Emphasising the need for responsive adults and a creative atmosphere for learning, this book covers: How to promote a creative classroom effectively The importance of talking and listening in groups Working with community artists Music-making and story-telling in the classroom Practical resources and theoretical grounding Making use of the ‘talking table’ technique With practical case studies drawn from a range of contexts, this book highlights the contribution that creativity makes to children’s learning and social development, illustrated through practical suggestions and feedback from tried and tested methods. Appealing to all with an interest in Early Years practice, this book demonstrates how practitioners can put excitement and inspiration back into the learning process, and guides them to encourage and support the creative capacities of young children.

The Creative Treasures

100 Creative Ways to Boost Your Creativity, Gain Recognition and Establish Authority

Author: Joshua Strachan

Publisher: Joshua Daniel


Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 357

Creativity is a treasure sought by many but realized by few. Productive thinking has produced many great leaders and geniuses over the centuries, even today. Unfortunately, only few individuals today are able to get people's attention with their creativity, make a name or create the change they want to see in their environment. The most important aspect of being creative is finding relevance, beating time and having a consistent stimulation to create even better version of an existing creation. Overcoming creative limitations will provide a MENTAL DWELLING PLACE where most geniuses and great leaders such as Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Edison and The French Emperor Napoleon interpret as creative paradise. The Creative Treasures provides the energy and power needed to influence the social environment and to provide a new perspective about an existing phenomenon. Winston Churchill confessed of using one of these creative boosters to finish twice as much work every day. All THE CREATIVE TREASURES in this book are deducted from in-depth scientific researches and studies made on normal people to prove the most effective brain stimulation techniques in order to achieve a deeper social influence using unique creations. This includes reversal energy management, ultimate disconnection to achieve a deeper connection toward a profitable reality and also: capitalistic social intelligence. After reading the first 3 chapters you can be assured of a new creative insight. This discipline eliminates pressure and uncertainty about the value of your creation. It also proves the essence of speed with real life examples; as an important factor to achieve effectiveness. What are you waiting for? Take a step further for change and ultimate personal growth by adding this book to your library. Tag: Creative confidence, Creative visualization, Creative habit, creative thinking, Motivational, Inspirational, Creativity for kids, Creative correction, Creative bible, how to be creative, how to boost your creativity, how to boost your productivity at the workplace, work from home

Last Child in the Woods

Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Algonquin Books


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 295

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities

Author: Liz Knowles Ed.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

View: 893

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Author: James P Downing

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 171

Tap into hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression with innovative techniques based on Downing's research and experience. Some 75 activities that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls. Imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, ensemble reading-and more-any educator can use these techniques. Grades K-12.

Second Nature

How Parents Can Use Neuroscience to Help Kids Develop Empathy, Creativity, and Self-Control

Author: Erin Clabough

Publisher: Sounds True


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 437

Use Neuroscience to Raise an Awesome Person—Starting Now Searching for a roadmap to raise a successful child who makes a positive difference in this world? Neuroscientist and mother Erin Clabough teaches that to thrive as adults, children need to learn self-regulation, a master life skill founded in empathy, creativity, and self-control. The lack of even one of these intertwined skills underlies nearly all of the parenting problems we face. The good news is that you can build these strengths in children at any age, from infancy to adulthood. Here, using key insights from brain development research, you'll learn how. With scientific depth and in clear language, Erin gets you up to date on the vast tide of emerging neuroscience discoveries and how they can help you parent better. Practicing these skills requires a new mindset, but "second nature" parenting is low effort and high impact. It only takes a few minutes each day to nurture the skills your kids need, simply by using everyday situations that you're already facing in a different way. A hands-on exploration of • Empathy, creativity, and self-control—three key, interrelated skills that support your child's decision-making, emotional regulation, happiness, and independence • Self-regulation—where the three key skills come together, giving your child the power to blaze a trail towards a personal goal while preserving healthy relationships • A wealth of tools based on neuroscience principles—from quick "do anywhere" games to long-term strategies—for creating positive lifelong habits • How to better understand and deal with tantrums, impulsivity, inattention, bickering, bullying, and other common challenges • In-depth guidance on how to build motivation, enhance critical thinking skills, encourage accountability, create space for play and reflection, cultivate compassion, solve problems, and much more

Kapporos Then and Now: Toward a More Compassionate Tradition

Author: Yonassan Gershom



Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 877

Every year, right before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, there is a cultural war in certain Jewish neighborhoods over a ceremony called Kapporos, in which a chicken is slaughtered just before the holy day. The animal rights people show up claiming, "Meat is murder!" while the Orthodox and Hasidic Jews who practice this ceremony accuse the activists of antisemitism and violating their freedom of religion. Epithets fly and confrontations occur across the barricades, but nobody is really listening to each other. Rabbi Gershom seeks to build a bridge of understanding between these two warring camps. On the one hand, he opposes using live chickens as Kapporos, and, like many other religious Jews before him, advocates giving money to charity instead. But on the other hand, he is himself a Hasid who understands and believes in the kabbalistic principle of ""raising holy sparks"" so central to the ceremony. In fact, he says, it is that very mysticism that has led him not to use chickens for the ritual.


A Handbook for Teachers

Author: Ai-Girl Tan

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Education

Page: 586

View: 644

This comprehensive handbook for teachers presents an overview of creativity from the psychological and educational perspectives. It includes the biological and neural bases of creativity and covers the practical methods of fostering creativity. With contributions from eminent scholars in the field, the book consists of four parts, namely development, theories, education, and practice and pedagogy. The book serves as a reference source on the historical development, concepts, theories and practical applications of creativity.

Creative Living

Discovering Your Beautiful Path & Lifestyle Toward Happiness and Well-Being

Author: Harbeen Arora

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

View: 876

Creative Living was born of the author’s desire to stay balanced and at peace at all times. She began writing this book in the hope of finding ways to manage her inner world of thoughts and emotions, respond positively to challenges and navigate justly on the complex path of life. On this journey of labor and love, she discovered creative strategies and attitudes that helped her to evolve with every passing situation and struggle. She found an original way to make use of the material of daily living to enhance one’s quality of living. "Creative Living" is unique as it offers a distinctive yet universal approach to happier living. Importantly, it paints a holistic picture of a creative scheme of living, instead of giving piecemeal advice. So no matter what your particular context or personality, this book will enable you to improve your situation with positive outlooks and creative means. You will uplift your vision, have satisfying relationships and develop a keener rapport with your universe. You will thus lead yourself to happiness. Only you can.

Help Your Child Succeed at School

Author: Jonathan Hancock

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 639

Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them become able readers, confident with numbers, and give them the skills to shine both socially and academically through a series of fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to help your child succeed at school. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Author: Shelby Wolf

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 564

This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids

Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children

Author: Kathleen Nilles

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 906

When parents need guidance on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children. This collection of practical, dynamic articles from NAGC's Parenting for High Potential magazine:

Nature, Culture and Gender

Re-reading the folktale

Author: P. Mary Vidya Porselvi

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 210

View: 809

Folktales in India have been told, heard, read and celebrated for many centuries. In breaking new ground, Indian folktales have been reread and examined in the light of the Mother Earth discourse as it manifests in the lifeworlds of women, nature and language. The book introduces ecofeminist criticism and situates it within an innovative folktale typology to connect women and environment through folklore. The book proposes an innovative paradigm inspired by the beehive to analyze motifs, relationships, concerns, worldviews and consciousness of indigenous women and men who live close to nature as well as other socially marginalized groups. In the current global context fraught with challenges for ecology and hopes for sustainable development, this book with its interdisciplinary approach will interest scholars and researchers of literature, environmental studies, gender studies and cultural anthropology.

Start with Joy

Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness

Author: Katie Egan Cunningham



Category: Classroom environment

Page: 256

View: 830

"Start with Joy is a guidebook describing ways teachers can make joy and purpose the center of their teaching and students' literacy learning. Organized by seven pillars, based on the science of happiness, this book offers reasons why students' happiness matters now more than ever, providing lessons, strategies, resources, and children's literature suggestions for how to make sure joy and purpose are at the heart of all instruction"--

Psychodrama with Children

Healing Children Through Their Own Creativity

Author: Hanna Kende

Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Page: 204

View: 935

In this book, Hanna Kende uses her wealth of experience to explain how psychodrama can allow psychotherapists to fundamentally change their relationships with children presenting with psychosocial, mental, or behavioral problems. Based on Kende's extensive and wide-ranging knowledge, Psychodrama with Children explores the origins and roots of psychodrama, and uses detailed case studies to show how psychodramatists can encourage groups of children to draw upon their natural creativity as a force for healing. The method draws on a rich theoretical base starting from the foundational work of Moreno and Adler. The method is applicable to a wide range of children with varied symptoms (psychosomatic problems, distractibility, hyperactivity, inhibition, capable children performing poorly at school, etc.). By creating a warm climate of reciprocal tolerance and acceptance, psychodramatists allow children to express themselves freely in a group of their peers and to reshape their negative self-image. Psychodrama lets children use their natural language of play to mobilize their creative imagination, and to express their anxieties, conflicts and problems in a symbolic mode. This approach helps children heal through their own creativity. Psychodrama with Children will be of interest to psychodramatists, dramatherapists and child psychotherapists, as well as psychologists, psychiatrists and other child and adolescent mental health professionals.

Cultivating Mindfulness to Raise Children Who Thrive

Why Human Connection from Before Birth Matters

Author: Antonella Sansone

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 897

Cultivating Mindfulness to Raise Children Who Thrive introduces an expanded view of human development and health, which begins before conception and moves through pregnancy, early childhood and adulthood. This book is a call for all prenatal and perinatal professionals and policy makers to appreciate indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing and integrate them with scientific evidence in the care of expectant parents and their babies. It explains how this could also tackle pressing social issues facing the modern world and favour social innovations through a revaluation of preconception, pregnancy, birth and childcare practices. Sansone presents the reader with scientific discoveries of epigenetics, interpersonal neuroscience, quantum physics, attachment, anthropology, prenatal and perinatal psychology and mindfulness, which interestingly resonate with the intuitions of primal wisdom. The book will be of interest to clinicians, policy makers, researchers, parents, and those interested in the prenatal and perinatal roots of human development and well-being.


Toward a New Model of (Inter)active Citizenry

Author: Alfredo M. Ronchi

Publisher: Springer


Category: Computers

Page: 197

View: 862

This book explores a society currently being transformed by the influence of advanced information technology, and provides insights into the main technological and human issues and a holistic approach to inclusion, security, safety and, last but not least, privacy and freedom of expression. Its main aim is to bridge the gap between technological solutions, their successful implementation, and the fruitful utilization of the main set of e-Services offered by governments, private institutions, and commercial companies. Today, various parameters actively influence e-Services’ success or failure: cultural aspects, organisational issues, bureaucracy and workflow, infrastructure and technology in general, user habits, literacy, capacity or merely interaction design. The purpose of this book is to help in outlining and understanding a realistic scenario of what we can term e-Citizenry. It identifies today’s citizen, who is surrounded by an abundance of digital services, as an “e-Citizen” and explores the transition from their traditional role and behaviour to new ones. The respective chapters presented here will lay the foundation of the technological and social environment in which this societal transition takes place. With its balanced humanistic and technological approach, the book mainly targets public authorities, decision-makers, stakeholders, solution developers, and graduate students.