Interviews and giveaways!

Child of Wonder is showing up in a few of my favorites places in the blogosphere today, The Artful Parent and Mother Rising. At both stops, you can enter to win an autographed copy of the book simply by posting a comment.

Here's a very small tidbit from the interview with Jean at The Artful Parent.

Ginger Carlson is the author of the recently released Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative & Naturally Curious Children, an educational consultant, and a mother of one enthusiastic boy named Zeal.

Note: Readers will have a chance to win a copy of Ginger’s new book at the end of the interview.

JEAN: I love your book, Ginger! It is packed with so many great ideas. I’m sure I’ll be referring to it for a while. Can you tell us why you think it is so important to nurture creativity and curiosity in children?

GINGER: The short answer, but big idea, is that creativity and curiosity–expressing one’s self, the desire to learn, and wondering about the world–is any child’s birthright. No matter the circumstance, it is what we are born with; it drives us as human beings, and in that respect there may be nothing more important that a parent should nurture.

The longer answer is what I often get into on a deeper level in my workshops and speaking engagements; more and more we are moving to become a society that isn’t valuing these things. Sadly, creativity and thinking skills are literally vanishing from learning environments around the country. We can trace this decline back to the Industrial Revolution, but it is now more than ever that we see this lack of importance placed on creative thinking. So I am on a mission of sorts to start up a Creativity Revolution. Will you join me?

Click here to read the rest of the interview

And please stop by Mother Rising and weigh in on creativity to enter in the drawing for an autographed copy of Child of Wonder.