All children are born creative. Our task is to ensure they stay that way.
This little book, first published in 1983, has all the information and inspiration adults need to make sure that every child in their care retains their creativity. It addresses the question people have about what art activities are suitable for the child under three when children's consciousness is a world away from our own creative consciousness.
Guardians of children's creativity pave the way for children to become initiators. artists, innovators and inventors in the chosen fields - be that the science, education, engineering, the arts, technology... or parenting
Written for parents and teachers of children up to 11 years, in three parts.
The first part covers the four stages of creativity with guidelines for adults to support each stage.
Part two details the stages of creative development of children under seven.
Part three gives practical tips on setting up an environment which is 'creativity heaven' for young children.
Illustrated throughout with photos and children's art work, this book is essential reading for all adults who believe that children's creativity is too precious to squander unwittingly.