Don’t Fear Mistakes; Fear Not Trying
Remember, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson? Harold creates his world by drawing it with a purple crayon.
I have listed some of my favorite children’s books intended to inspire children to create, explore and experiment. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, it just might lead to an inspiration.
Look! Look! Look! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Look! Look! Look! a Sculpture by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Beautiful OOPS by Barney Salzberg
What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada/Mae Besom
What Do You Do With A Problem? By Kobi Yamada/Mae Besom
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
What book would you recommend?
Giving Is The Exercise of Thankfulness
If you have never read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, I recommend you read it alone first (tissues handy) and once you have regained your composure, then share it with a child. I’m serious. Mr. Silverstein shows us (children and adults) selfless giving by using an apple tree and a growing boy.
A characteristic, I believe, we all want to see in our children is perseverance (stick-to-it-iveness).
Author, Vera B. Williams, story A Chair for My Mother, tells of a family’s struggles and how they work together to save for something special even when the going gets tough.
I’ll never outgrow either of these books. I’d enjoy hearing what children’s books you will never outgrow.