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Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play

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This book is a celebration of childhood through crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects presented here are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world, where potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too); they are stepping-off points--activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They're about the process of getting there. They're about the conversations that happen while making things together. They're about getting to know the world inch by inch. They're about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They're about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They're about being a kid. Projects include:

Part One: Nature

   • Seasonal Capes

   • Earth House

   • Bird of Paradise Mask

   • Maple Leaf House

   • Nature Fairy

   • Color and Shape Activities

   • Flip-Book Animations

   • Zoetrope

   • Magic Lantern Projector

Part Two: Imagination

   • Tree Shadows

   • Play Tents and Structures

   • Wands and Other Enchantments

   • Boats for Sailing Imaginary Seas

   • Nature’s Marionettes

   • Nature’s Stage

   • Adventures in Cartography

Part Three: Play

   • Paint Can Banjo

   • Steel Drum

   • Bows and Arrows

   • Lawn Bowling

   • Rube Goldberg Machine

   • Exploration Bag

   • Game Seeds

   • Simple Drawstring Game Bag

   • Wishing Kite

 

Synopsis:

For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too) but rather they are stepping-off points—activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They’re about the process of getting there. They’re about the conversations that happen while making things together. They’re about getting to know the world inch by inch. They’re about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They’re about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They’re about being a kid.

About the Author

Sarah Olmsted grew up in Colorado and spent much of her time exploring art, science, and the nearby foothills and mountains. After receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, she spent some time as a freelance children’s furniture designer/fabricator, which eventually led her to the Field Museum of Natural History. There she worked in exhibit design, developing interactive educational activities for permanent and traveling exhibitions before moving on to cofound imaginechildhood.com in 2008.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590309704
Author:
Olmsted, Sarah
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FOUR-COLOR PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.48 x 7 x 0.6 in 1.22 lb

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"Synopsis" by , For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too) but rather they are stepping-off points—activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They’re about the process of getting there. They’re about the conversations that happen while making things together. They’re about getting to know the world inch by inch. They’re about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They’re about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They’re about being a kid.
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