We know that home is the first school house. The kids learn in their classrooms and preschools, but they also learn math by helping us in the kitchen, science by helping us in the garden, and fine motor skills by drawing and creating and writing. We know this play an essential part of the "work" of childhood. And it isn't just the math, science, and writing that are important. It's also imagination and creativity! And that's where some of us get stuck... Far too many of us say we're not creative. Something about being grown-ups makes us feel far from the ease of a flight of imagination.
The ever clever Ginger Carlson offers a whole volume of good ideas on how to open our own minds and foster imagination in our children as a result. She inspires us to ask more open-ended questions, to explore the delights of "yes days," to re-learn how to look.
And as with all things, imagination comes with doing. Start with one of our great Savvy activities specially designed by parents for parents, and let the creativity fly, for all of you!
And for the entire set of Savvy activities designed to engage your little one's imagination (and your own!), don't miss these!
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