Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning

February 5, 2019 - 1 minute read

By Rebecca Isbell & Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa

The authors take a deep dive into the topic of creativity as they brilliantly weave together the important research with practical strategies, along with beautiful photographs and vignettes that bring these strategies to life.  Creativity, along with communication, collaboration and critical thinking are essential skills that children need to develop as they navigate this ever-changing world that we live in.  Early childhood professionals play a critical role in nurturing children’s capacity for creativity through the environment that they set up, the experiences that they plan and through their own interactions with young children. The reader is challenged to reflect on their own beliefs and practices around creativity and will surely walk away with an enhanced mindset for inspiring young children to be both curious and creative learners.

Reviewed by: Anna Owen