Are you reading anything good right now? I always have a few things on my Kindle and bookstand (I just finished the Hunger Games series), and I recently discovered some creativity books that I thought you might enjoy knowing about.
Jillian Riley from the popular parenting blog, A Mom with a Lesson Plan, just released her highly anticipated e-book: Raising a Creative Kid. Jillian is a former preschool teacher and mama of two kids, and writes with a warm and familiar voice that’s easy to read. Before digging into tools and strategies for fostering creativity in your kids, she invites the reader to participate in a simple exercise that helps us see that we all have creative potential. Click here to visit A Mom With A Lesson Plan. and learn more.
I’m now a Kindle gal, but I bought this on impulse in our local bookstore and it was well worth the space it’s taking up on my nightstand. I devoured this book in an hour and keep returning to it for bits of inspiration. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
This just arrived in yesterday’s mail and I’m excited to dig into it. It’s written by Kate from the eye-candy craft blog Mini Eco. The pictures are beautiful and the projects have earth-friendly materials at their center: Eco-Friendly Crafting With Kids
Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversions Using Everyday Items: This one also came in the mail this week, and I haven’t had time to sink into it, but it looks like it’ll keep us more than busy until the kids hit college. It’s a small paper back chock full of easy-to-read tutorials. We recently made a cardboard box rocket ship from her other book, Make These Toys: 101 Clever Creations Using Everyday Items. The tutorial was easy to follow and my kids have been playing in the rocket all week.P
My husband’s first book! I’m not just saying that it’s amazing because I’m Scott’s biggest fan (next to his mom, or course), but the reviews on Amazon concur. Read about it here: Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration (co-author: Scott Witthoft).
What are you reading?
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