As a children’s writer, I love combining my two passions – writing and creativity. I write to spark imaginations, to share my love of word music, and to tell stories about characters who need a voice.
Everywhere I look, I see a story waiting to be told. Using my imagination, I wonder a lot. My favorite question is what if. What if the world was square instead of round, would we come to a corner? What if people walked backwards all day long, would the day go in reverse? What if the pencil spoke to the desk, what would it say? My imagination goes wild with possibilities.
My blog, Off the Page Writing, is about promoting children to use their creativity to help them achieve their creative potential. Often times, people say, “I’m not creative.” Ask them when they stopped being creative. They’ll probably answer when I was a small child.
My goal is to inspire, educate and provide resources and tools through books to help children to make creative thinking a learning habit.
Creative thinking helps children
- to be independent problem solvers,
- to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem,
- to learn that mistakes are opportunities for learning,
- to make connections,
- to discover their interests and talents,
- to see things from different perspectives and
- to think in their own unique ways.
My work with children as a therapist, a case manager, a preschool teacher, a substitute teacher, a literacy intervention aide and a camp director for gifted and talented students has inspired me to keep expressing my creativity.
Be curious. Go discover. Imagine what if. Create. Write.
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