We’re looking at the theme of creativity this month for #littlelitbookseries. Creativity is not just for artists—it’s a backbone of everyday life, and is the foundation of innovation and problem-solving, which are important processes that are necessary and fundamental for a thriving society. Creative moments arise when we ask ourselves the question, “What if…” or give ourselves free time to be curious, wonder and wander (sometimes all at the same time!).
We’re sharing some books this month that ponder what creativity is, what it means in our lives, what it looks like and how to foster it in our children. We’ll also be sharing picture books in which writers and illustrators take a highly creative approach in crafting their written or visual narrative. Follow along all month at @littlelitbookseries.
Where's Your Creativity? shows us that creativity is all around us and it’s more present in our lives than we tend to think—it’s not just found in ideas or pictures but in our dreams, the way we move, dress, the buildings in our neighborhoods. The book also offers readers ways to seek creativity right where they are—without moving from their little spot in the world. Loved this one from cover to cover, and highly recommend it. Leaving you all with a fantastic quote from it:
“Even before you woke up this morning, you were already being creative. While you were asleep your brain was busy jiggling your memories like a box full of puzzle pieces. In your dreams the pieces fit together in surprising new ways. Turn your dreams into story and write like you dream — without any rules.”
Do check out the creative shares that are happening today with the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.