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The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

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By (author) Amanda Blake Soule

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  • Publisher: Trumpeter Books
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 201mm x 15mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590304713
  • ISBN 13: 9781590304716
  • Illustrations note: 48 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 6,698

Product description

When you learn to awaken your family's creativity, wonderful things will happen: you'll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you--your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials--you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun! Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations. This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children's imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.

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Amanda Blake Soule is the creator of the popular blog www.SouleMama.com. Amanda spends her days with her four young children—making things, thrifting, exploring and being inspired by their coastal Maine surroundings. Learn more about her and find her blog at www.amandasoule.com.

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"Embraces a new way of living that will engage your children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family."--"Living Crafts Magazine" "Give your family an injection of creativity with this inspirational book."--"Kindred Magazine" ""The Creative Family" will make life with your children rich, full, imaginative, and fun beyond measure. This book is a recipe for joyful parenting and a joyful life. It's a gift for both your children and yourself. I loved it!"--Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education and author of "Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times" "Amanda Soule has created a wonderful guide that nourishes the wellspring of creativity already inherent in the family dynamic. She encourages discovery, ingenuity, sharing, and celebration in a way that helps each family member grow, while simultaneously bringing the whole family closer together. A truly mean