This giveaway has now closed. Thank you for entering! Everyone’s entries were so wonderful. What creative children everyone has! All of the entries were so fabulous, it was impossible to choose just one winner, so, I contacted Jillian Riley and she has generously agreed to give away TWO copies of her book! Thank you Jillian! And the winners are:
Lauren Ernst who wrote: Both of my boys (ages 6 & 3 ) LOVE imaginative play! They become animals like puppies in a pet shop, eagles flying above our local river, or crime stoppers solving crimes of safety! It is so fun to watch them build their habitats and pet stores to help them act out these scenarios. One thing that I wish my children were better at is creative problem solving, i’d love to gain ideas to help them look beyond standard solutions. I feel as though this would help to open their eyes to the bigger picture of the world!
Jodie who wrote: My sons favourite way to be creative is with boxes – to date we have made a box kitchen (stove, washing machine, fridge), box cars and planes, box cities, box robots and more to come. Love to learn more about creating creative spaces in our new home – as we are just setting up now. Congrats on the book!
Congratulations! I have sent you both an email.
I am so excited to be sharing this with you today. I have just finished reading Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark, a new eBook written by Jillian Riley, author and creator of A Mom With a Lesson Plan. Jillian’s passion for creativity comes through on every page – it’s impossible to read this book and not be inspired by her energy and enthusiasm. She shows just how easy it is to be a facilitator of creativity for your children – even if you don’t see yourself as creative at all.
As parents, we are our children’s first and most important teachers. We know how important it is foster our children’s imaginations and nurture their creativity but creativity is so much more than producing great works of art or writing stories. By providing our kids with opportunities to create and imagine, we are giving them the tools they need to problem solve and think outside the box. Creativity makes our children inventive, not just when it comes to art and craft, but in every part of their life.
It’s not always easy though, to foster creativity in our children, especially if we don’t think of ourselves as creative. In her book, Jillian explains how we are all creative, and she explains simple, practical ways that you can foster your child’s creativity every day. Sometimes I find difficult to find balance in fostering R’s creativity. I don’t want to take over and lead him in his creative process but at the same time, leaving him to his own devices can sometimes make him feel overwhelmed and lost. That’s what I found most exciting about this book – Jillian shows us how to be facilitators, rather than leaders, in our children’s creativity. After reading this book I’ve learned how to offer suggestions, provide materials and help the creative idea move along without taking over.
In Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark you will learn about
- putting together your play space
- setting up a creative art area
- learning to accept and appreciate mistakes (it’s all about process not product after all!)
Jillian has also included links to 50 inspiring blog posts about fostering creativity! How could you not be inspired after that?
WIN A COPY OF RAISING A CREATIVE KID!
I am so excited and honoured that Jillian has kindly offered to give away a copy of Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark to one of my lovely readers! Thank you Jillian! If you would like to order your own copy of the book right now, simply follow the links in this post or on my sidebar. Otherwise, read on for how to enter.
- Entry is open to residents WORLDWIDE.
- Entries will close at 7am, Monday July 16, 2012, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
- To enter, simply leave a comment below, telling me your child’s/student’s favourite way to be creative. Perhaps they like to create with lego, or blocks or painting. Perhaps they enjoy dressing up or solving jigsaw puzzles.
- That’s it! Just leave a comment and the most creative answer, as chosen by my hubby, will win! In accordance with state law where I reside, I cannot hold a giveaway where the winner is determined randomly (by chance). Any giveaways I hold need to be selected on skill. I will keep it neutral by asking my husband to select the winner. The winner will be announced on Monday July 16, 2012. They will be notified by email, announced on Facebook and on this post.
Disclosure: This post was written entirely by me. The words and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. I was given a copy of Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark to read and keep as well as a second copy to give away to one of my readers. I am also an affiliate with Raising a Creative Kid and I receive a commission on sales of the book generated from my site.
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