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When you learn to awaken your family's creativity, wonderful things will happen: you'll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you — your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials — you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun!
Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects in this book present ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.
This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children's imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.
*Have more fun with fewer toys
*Create unique works of art to display, share, and give
*Share the tradition of handmade crafts
*Explore the wonders of nature with your children
*Make every holiday handmade
*Connect as a family through everyday celebrations
Soule has created a wonderful guide that nourishes the wellspring of
creativity already inherent in the family dynamic. She encourages
discovery, ingenuity, sharing, and celebration in a way that helps each
family member grow, while simultaneously bringing the whole family
closer together. A truly meaningful book for and about that which we
—Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity
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The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Blake Soule | Publication date April 2008 | Trumpeter Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications | ISBN 1590304713 | $14.95 | firstname.lastname@example.org