New World Kids contains:
• 208 easy-to-read full-color pages, beautifully illustrated and filled with pragmatic ways to understand, acknowledge and support your child’s individual strengths
• a map of creativity based on more than half a century of theory-to-practice in education, the arts and cognitive research that deconstructs and makes accessible this very big subject
• a step-by-step guide for parents to mentor their children through the idea-to-form process using everyday occasions and materials
• more than 200 investigative activities for parents and children to do alone and together to help you uncover and exercise unique perspectives and talents
• real life examples that help you connect the dots from child’s play to innovation, mastery and success in the grown-up worlds of business and technology, art and science.
Built on decades of applied research, New World Kids: The Parents’ Guide to Creative Thinking (Foundry Media, 2009, 978-0-615-19060-0, $14.95), is a handbook for developing young minds to learn and grow in a future requiring visual literacy and innovative skills. Authors and educators Susan Marcus and Susie Monday demystify the often misunderstood territory of creativity, offering parents everyday activities to help kids discover their individual creative abilities
I really feel that schools and how learning is taught needs some work. I know it’s impossible to change how schools are run. We don’t even have enough teachers as it is. So I live in a delusional world of thinking.
Growing up I remember being in special classes for smart kids. So we were allowed to express ourselves in visual, musical, or artistic ways. Why didn’t all the kids get to do this. I mean we don’t all learn the same way right? And why isn’t logic taught in school?
I love this book.
New World Kids The Parents Guide to creative thinking illustrates in words, pictures, and examples for parents providing tons of ideas on how to get creativity stirred in your children. There are plenty of ideas and with your own creativity it can be applied to any age. I like to just look at the pictures in the book with my two year old. When she’s in the right mood of course. Lately she’s been very opinionated. Welcome mom to having a two year old. But the creativity never stops.