When you learn to awaken your familys creativity, wonderful things will happen youll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways your children will 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 youyour imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materialsyou can transform your family life, and have so much 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 childrens imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family....
|Title||:||The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections|
|Number of Pages||:||562 Pages|
|File Size||:||960 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections Reviews
Lots of projects, and the ages are pegged pretty appropriately (so I haven't been through them all.) We already were a creative family, so this is just more fuel for the fire.
As I read this book (in two days, and now I'm starting over again), I just kept thinking, "Wow." Wow because this is simple family living, which I hope to have. Wow because of the peace which seems an underlying theme throughout the ideas and examples. Wow because the photographs, which the author took herself, are stunning. Wow because the projects and ideas, far from anything I'd read or heard before, are doable and exciting. And wow because the author sounds like a best-friend/mentor, gently coaxing and leading to new ideas.
I ordered this book after reading Amanda Soule's blog, which I find to be both well-written and inspirational. Her blog set the bar so high! As a result, personally, I was a little disappointed in this book. However, I have read a lot on natural living and waldorf-style education. The reason I still gave this book 4 stars is because it is an *excellent* resource for those who are new to the concepts of waldorf and "natural living". Amanda Soule's tone is so comforting that even though most of her words felt repetitive to me in that I had heard them before, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading them. If you've read a lot on natural living, check this book out from the library. You'll still glean a few ideas and it's a worthwhile read. If you are new to these concepts, then by all means, buy the books and get ready to be inspired!
Love this book. We've done many of these projects! I love having a "seasonal tree" which is a vase full of branches from our backyard, and some rocks in the bottom from our favorite vacation destination. We decorate our tree with Easter eggs, Christmas ornaments, pine cones and acorns in the fall, jewelry the girls make at school... pretty much whatever we want to display. There are so many other ideas like this in the book.
This is a great book, necessary for every family's home library. When I was considering buying it, I had some hesitations because I would say my family is already pretty creative. We almost always have at least one individual in our family creating, crafting or pretending, and we almost never have our television on (only for movie nights -- we don't have cable or even "bunny ears"). But I went ahead and bought it because of the great reviews, and I have to say, I wish I'd done it sooner. I love the ideas for craft projects Soule has included and how easy it is to understand her directions.
I was skeptical about this being a five star book. I am way too busy to think about the tedious creative activities for my kids. This is such a great book. She makes so many valid points and suggestions. I wish I could live up to the bar she has set. Its just not me. But I can still learn alot from her and use many of her ideas to help create a more creative family. I felt like a girlfriend was telling me about what she did with her kids. She seems so real and its a delightful book to read.
I love and value hand made. It was nice to have something that was "store bought" that supported that.
I devoured The Creative Family in one night, snuggled in bed with a flashlight until the wee hours. This book is food for the soul.