Books about Creativity for Parents and Teachers

by Susan Striker

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A book for parents and teachers providing ideas to stimulate your child’s creative development through movement, music, art and play.


Young at Art® is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed toward parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children’s art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children’s artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development.

At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading, and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring in dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free-drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow.

Young at Art® provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities and tips for carrying them out safely, and it helps parents recognize what a child’s artwork should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art®, parents will develop realistic expectations of their child’s work, learn how to speak to their children about their arts, and facilitate skills well beyond their own perceived lack of artistic talent and creativity.

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