Castle Rock CO – July 5, 2013 – During the summer, beleaguered parents encourage, sometimes plead with, their bored 4-10-year-olds to play outside. They know in the backyard, or the city park, or the greenway, a curious kid can discover many an exciting adventure including the gossip about the wild animal that lives in a local wooded area. Yet, Mom/Dad also know the different kinds of butterflies, urban fossils, and wildflowers growing through the cracks in the sidewalks can pique their child’s interest too.
After returning home, imaginary excursions based on these discoveries have kept children busy for many hours at a time. To capture and relive those events: Imagine Childhood, Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play-25 Projects that Spark Curiosity and Adventure.
The author could readily subtitle it, “The Summer Camp in a Book” as it facilitates the 4-10-year-old’s time spent in the woods inspecting all the imaginary universes. This book is a celebration of childhood. Crafts and activities that invite wonder and play help a youngster get to know the world inch by inch allowing him/her to become the ultimate kid.
About The Author:
Sarah Olmsted grew up in Colorado and spent much of her time exploring art, science, 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 childrens’ furniture designer/fabricator, which eventually led to the Field Museum of Natural History. There she worked in exhibit design, developing interactive educational activities for permanent and traveling exhibitions before moving on to co-found imaginechildhood.com in 2008.