What is the impact on American life when school districts coast-to-coast systematically stifle the creativity of our children? A new book, The Truly Alive Child: For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children, responds to the widespread creativity crisis in American schools by giving parents and teachers the tools they need to make sure their children retain, nurture, and develop their innate creativity.
“Because today’s schools focus on standardized curriculums and rote memorization, there is no room in the classroom for creativity,” says educator Simon Paul Harrison, author of The Truly Alive Child: For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children. “We should be deeply concerned about the long-term impact this will have on society. Our school systems are methodically stifling the natural creativity of our children, which has a profound impact on their problem-solving skills as well as their ability to innovate when they become adults. Where will the next J.K.Rowling, John Lennon, or Pablo Picasso come from if this continues?”
Harrison’s book counters the shortcomings in the nation’s education system by providing adults with powerful tools and techniques to support children in re-discovering their love for learning, child-like wonder and natural creativity. It includes:
- How to promote home environments that inspire creative and passionate learners
- Specific tactics adults can use today to move children beyond fear based learning
- Techniques designed to re-connect children with nature - a powerful source of creativity
The book emphasizes the importance of keeping children connected to the nature. “Creativity doesn’t stem from how much information children have absorbed, but flows from how connected they are to their natural sense of child-like wonder,” Harrison says.
Simon Paul Harrison was previously the director of The Children of The Earth Foundation, (founded by world-renowned environmental skills instructor Tom Brown, Jr.) and is now the founder and president of Wild Earth’s Children. He has taught and spoke all over North America including New York City’s Central Park, Alaska, and the Cree Nation in Quebec.
The Truly Alive Child: For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children by Simon Paul Harrison (Fox Walking Publishing. $16.95, 240 pages, paperback, May 2012) is available at major online retailers. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/H7lofm or http://www.simonpaulharrison.com.
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