Believe it or not, summer vacation is just around the corner. In a matter of weeks, the school doors will close, and the kids will home all day long. Does the thought of hearing "I'm bored" fifty times a day fill you with dread? If so, you need to pick up a copy of Child of Wonder!
Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Common Ground, 2008), by Ginger Carlson, is a must-have book for any parent's library. Filled with hundreds of activities that encourage a child's natural propensity to "think outside the box," Child of Wonder offers something for every age and learning style. Whether you're looking for some quiet indoor fun or ideas for a rowdy romp outside, you will find it here.
Child of Wonder is more than just a list of activities, however. In the book, Carlson also offers a comprehensive way of thinking about and fostering your child's creativity. Children need room and space. They need tools to work with, but don't need to be overwhelmed by stuff. They need a chance to make mistakes and become more independent. Perhaps, most of all, the need parents who are open to creativity, too.
Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children is fabulous. Carlson has written a book that is both useful and inspiring. Highly recommended.