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Contents

Please Read This First...................................................................................2

Terms of Use .................................................................................................................... 2

Disclaimer......................................................................................................................... 2

Contents .........................................................................................................3

About The Author ..........................................................................................7

Unesco on Creativity .....................................................................................8

Why Nurturing Creative Children is So Important ......................................9

Preface..........................................................................................................10

Tips for Nurturing Creative and Happy Children.......................................14

Tip No.1 - Affirmations ...................................................................................................... 14

Mind exercise 1 .............................................................................................................. 14

Tip No. 2 - Choosing the Right Toys................................................................................ 15

Mind exercise 2 .............................................................................................................. 16

Tip No. 3 - Music ................................................................................................................ 16

Mind exercise 3 .............................................................................................................. 17

Tip No. 4 - A Trip to the Supermarket .............................................................................. 17

Mind exercise 4 .............................................................................................................. 18

Tip No. 5: Swimming Underwater: ................................................................................... 18

Mind exercise 5 .............................................................................................................. 19

Tip No. 6 - Take a walk in the garden............................................................................... 19

Mind exercise 6 .............................................................................................................. 19

Tip No. 7 Creative Art ........................................................................................................ 20

Mind exercise 7 .............................................................................................................. 20

Tip No. 8 Fantasy Play....................................................................................................... 21

Mind exercise 8 .............................................................................................................. 22

Tip No. 9 – Fun with empty boxes.................................................................................... 22

Mind exercise 9 .............................................................................................................. 22

Tip No. 10 - The Map of the World.................................................................................... 23

Mind exercise 10 ............................................................................................................ 23

Tip No. 11 - Watching Clouds........................................................................................... 23

Mind exercise 11 ............................................................................................................ 24

Tip No. 12 - What Are They Selling? ................................................................................ 24

Mind exercise 12 ............................................................................................................ 25

Tip No. 13 - Benefits of Father’s Involvement ................................................................ 25

Mind exercise 13 ............................................................................................................ 26

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Tip No. 14 - Jig-saw Puzzles............................................................................................. 26

Mind exercise 14 ............................................................................................................ 26

Tip No. 15 - Paper Fantasy................................................................................................ 26

Mind exercise 15 ............................................................................................................ 27

Tip No. 16 - Stacking Cans ............................................................................................... 27

Mind exercise 16 ............................................................................................................ 27

Tip No. 17 – Singing .......................................................................................................... 28

Mind exercise 17 ............................................................................................................ 28

Tip No. 18 – Fun with coins .............................................................................................. 29

Mind exercise 18 ............................................................................................................ 29

Tip 19 - Brain Food ............................................................................................................ 29

Tip No. 20 - Concentrate on Strengths not Weaknesses............................................... 30

Mind exercise 20 ............................................................................................................ 31

Tip No. 21: Telling Fairy Tales.......................................................................................... 31

Mind exercise 21 ............................................................................................................ 32

Tip No. 22: Juggling .......................................................................................................... 32

Mind exercise 22 ............................................................................................................ 33

Tip No. 23 – The Orange Experience ............................................................................... 33

Mind exercise 23 ............................................................................................................ 34

Tip No. 24 - Milk-powder scoop........................................................................................ 34

Mind exercise 24 ............................................................................................................ 35

Tip No. 25 – Brainteasers.................................................................................................. 35

Mind exercise 25 ............................................................................................................ 36

Tip No. 26 – Visits to Science Centers and Museums ................................................... 36

Mind exercise 26 ............................................................................................................ 37

Tip No. 27 – Animal Magic ................................................................................................ 37

Mind exercise 27 ............................................................................................................ 38

Tip No. 28 – Playing with Dough ...................................................................................... 38

Mind exercise 28 ............................................................................................................ 39

Tip No. 29 – Fun with Shadows........................................................................................ 40

Mind exercise 29 ............................................................................................................ 40

Tip No. 30 - Collage ........................................................................................................... 40

Mind exercise 30 ............................................................................................................ 41

The Creative Mischiefs of Little Kamal ......................................................42

Invisible Art – “Germ Warfare”..................................................................................... 42

Feline Helpers ................................................................................................................ 43

Balanced Meal................................................................................................................ 43

A Little Boy and the Sea................................................................................................ 43

Education ....................................................................................................................... 44

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In Praise of Black Sheep .............................................................................47

The Edison Trait................................................................................................................. 50

High Achievers with Learning Problems ...................................................55

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again ........................................................57

YKK Quotes on Nurturing Creativity in Children ......................................58

Artists ............................................................................................................................. 58

Boredom ......................................................................................................................... 58

Brain................................................................................................................................ 58

Breast-feeding................................................................................................................ 58

Childhood ....................................................................................................................... 58

Community ..................................................................................................................... 59

Computers...................................................................................................................... 59

Creativity ........................................................................................................................ 59

Education ....................................................................................................................... 60

Environment................................................................................................................... 61

Examinations ................................................................................................................. 61

Fairy Tales ...................................................................................................................... 62

Family ............................................................................................................................. 62

Games............................................................................................................................. 62

Genius............................................................................................................................. 62

Gifted............................................................................................................................... 63

Grown-ups...................................................................................................................... 64

Home............................................................................................................................... 64

Homework ...................................................................................................................... 64

Imagination..................................................................................................................... 64

Inspiration ...................................................................................................................... 65

Judgement...................................................................................................................... 65

Learning.......................................................................................................................... 65

Mind................................................................................................................................. 65

Music............................................................................................................................... 66

Parents............................................................................................................................ 66