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Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World through Nature, Imagination, and Play - 25 Projects that spark curiosity and adventure

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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 twent ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Roost Books
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Ashlee
I read a ton of non-fiction, homeschooling and parenting books. This is probably my new favorite. She's written it in such a way that you can open it up and be fully immersed in any section. There's a few redundancies in writing because of this, but I find it worth it. My 6 year old and I went through and read each activity, and some of the background, and then, I read it cover to cover. I will definitely reference this book often, and it'll stay in our library for a long time. Many of the proje ...more
Aili
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was fine, if a little twee. Some of the projects described look interesting, but none of them were particularly groundbreaking. This book is very much part of a tradition of idealizations of children that I find a bit frustrating.
Aaron
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great add to any parents collection but especially if you are homeschooling. The book is filled with clever games and projects but it was her approach to the activities that I was most impressed with in this book. She strongly emphasizes that these are launching off points to larger adventures your child can lead you towards and encourages you to embrace the process instead of focusing on the end result along. This attitude is exactly what I look for in parenting books of any kind ...more
maddi1134
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
A bit fluffy and redundant in its discussions on childhood imagination, but the activities are really great! I would recommend to any parent seeking to boost imaginative fun with their kiddo(s).
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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 i
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