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

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ISBN13: 9781590304716
ISBN10: 1590304713
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In economic depressions, we tend to spend more time at home with our families, finding entertainment in the things around us. Amanda Blake Soule lays out many art and craft projects for parents and kids that highlight using and appreciating what you have, in addition to honoring the time we have with our children. Her parenting philosophy is Waldorf-inspired, very down-to-earth and earth-friendly. She's even inspired this un-crafty new mom to take up embroidery and quilting — and I'm really enjoying them. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book, Handmade Home, due out in August 2009.
Recommended by Alexis, Powells.com

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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.

Synopsis:

Offering unique creative activities for the whole family, this inspiring book includes fun and engaging alternatives to television, video games, and the computer that are meant to captivate children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and express love and gratitude as a family.

Synopsis:

Between work and school, music lessons, and sports practice, there is less and less time to connect as a family. Those few moments together are often spent making meals, doing homework, or watching TV. In this inspiring book, Amanda Soule, a young mother of three, presents simple ways to use arts and crafts and other forms of creativity to deepen family connections.

For parents of all backgrounds, The Creative Family offers unique creative activities for the whole family. The range of projects includes: imaginative play such as dress-up, home theater, and parlor games; arts and crafts such as family drawing time and knitting with children; nature explorations such as creating garden journals and using natural toys; and family celebrations that include making music and displaying children's art. These fun and engaging alternatives to television, video games, and the computer are meant to captivate children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and express love and gratitude as a family.

About the Author

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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jenslittlehouse, May 28, 2008 (view all comments by jenslittlehouse)
Truly one of the best books I have ever read. As Teacher to a student with autism, I am always on the lookout for good "crafty"-type books suitable for a teenaged boy. What I found inside this book far exceeded my expectations-it is a wonderfully imaginative treatise on how to live creatively by incorporating the arts/humanities daily. Clearly, it is focused on families, particularly those with young children, yet as a newlywed with a family of two, I found its themes of "intentional living" and rituals relevant to my personal life. I would recommend this book to all curious folk wanting to embrace their own creativity. You can also find the author's daily-ish blog (the inspiration for the book) at soulemama.com.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590304716
Author:
Soule, Amanda
Publisher:
Trumpeter
Photographer:
Soule, Amanda Blake
Illustrator:
Thompson, Betsy
Author:
Soule, Amanda Blake
Author:
Blake Soule, Amanda
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Family recreation
Subject:
General
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Creative activities and seatwork
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, BandW LINE ART
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00x6.44x.56 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

In economic depressions, we tend to spend more time at home with our families, finding entertainment in the things around us. Amanda Blake Soule lays out many art and craft projects for parents and kids that highlight using and appreciating what you have, in addition to honoring the time we have with our children. Her parenting philosophy is Waldorf-inspired, very down-to-earth and earth-friendly. She's even inspired this un-crafty new mom to take up embroidery and quilting — and I'm really enjoying them. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book, Handmade Home, due out in August 2009.

"Synopsis" by , Offering unique creative activities for the whole family, this inspiring book includes fun and engaging alternatives to television, video games, and the computer that are meant to captivate children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and express love and gratitude as a family.
"Synopsis" by , Between work and school, music lessons, and sports practice, there is less and less time to connect as a family. Those few moments together are often spent making meals, doing homework, or watching TV. In this inspiring book, Amanda Soule, a young mother of three, presents simple ways to use arts and crafts and other forms of creativity to deepen family connections.

For parents of all backgrounds, The Creative Family offers unique creative activities for the whole family. The range of projects includes: imaginative play such as dress-up, home theater, and parlor games; arts and crafts such as family drawing time and knitting with children; nature explorations such as creating garden journals and using natural toys; and family celebrations that include making music and displaying children's art. These fun and engaging alternatives to television, video games, and the computer are meant to captivate children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and express love and gratitude as a family.

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