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My Quiet Place by Kate Marinchev Click here
Fostering the Art of Creativity by Lynn Toomey Click here
"There's no doubt about it: Creativity is as natural and necessary for children as fresh air and sunshine! By exposing children to creative experiences, we give them the gift of a rich and memorable childhood while laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative expression - all topped off with a heaping helping of important learning skills....."
Ten Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner Click here
"The arts enable us to have expereience we can have from no other source..."
Toddler Art by Penelope Leach Click here
"From the time she first discovers that a crayon can mark a sheet of paper, this kind of play will be important to your child..."
Creativity in Young Children by James D. Moran, III Click here
"Adults can encourage creativity by emphasizing the generation and expression of ideas in a non-evaluative framework and by concentrating on both divergent and convergent thinking. Adults can also try to ensure that children have the opportunity and confidence to take risks, challenge assumptions, and see things in a new way..."
Your Child's Self-Esteem by Dorothy Corkville Briggs Click here
"Studies show that the freely creative youngster is high in self-confidence, emotional maturity, calmness, and independence..."
How to Develop Student Creativity by Robert J. Sternberg Click here
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