"This delightful and useful book is a joyous antidote to the canned electronic amusements which stifle our kids' creative juices. Parents and teachers who explore its wealth of ideas will benefit themselves, their children, and the future potential of our society." --Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., Educational psychologist and author of Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence
"When it comes to nurturing creativity in children, this book has it all: encouragement and inspiration, quick tips and ideas, and detailed instructions for parents who think they are creatively challenged. And the best news is that the steps that help children develop creatively are exactly the same steps that help them develop cognitively and emotionally." --Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Playful Parenting
"Child of Wonder is the operation manual that every child wishes her parents would read. And parents will be glad they did, for here they will find a wealth of ideas for turning every day materials and experiences into the extraordinary, sparked by the child's imagination." --Hilary Flower, author of Adventures in Gentle Discipline, La Leche League International
About the Author
Ginger Carlson, M.A., Education consultant, adjunct faculty at the University of Oregon, speaker, parenting writer, and lifelong learner, shares her expertise and enthusiasm. She has taught in public and private schools in the United States and in International and Embassy schools abroad. She leads workshops in creativity building and writes the column The Wondershop: Building Creative Kids for regional parenting magazines.