A breath of fresh air to hear that creativity is not loss.... Captivating and inspirational must read... After teaching for over 20 years I have seen real child creativity and exploration decrease in value over the years..training children to pass tests... If you want to re-light the sparkle of creativity and bring back the sparkle of wonder in the eyes of the children you teach or own(lol) then this is an indulgent must read....
Thank you Sarah for my book! I spent the last few days in Bournemouth, relaxing reading your inspiring book inbetween digging big holes in the sand and building sand castles with my girls. I found the book very motivating and the perfect read for my next journey in life! Very excited to be joining you all! X
This book is a hymn to the power of creativity. It is part memoir, part call to action, part coaching manual, part recipe for creative activities. The book ends with a list of 52 tips and creative activities to inspire children and, since Cressall is also a mum of three, she knows the importance of time management so every activity has an allotted time. The activities range from making a bug hotel, storytelling and making ice balls to making a one-minute movie and each is tailored to older or younger children. The book acknowledges some of the challenges Cressall has faced in her life, but the main focus is on the positive and she seems to take each challenge as a learning experience. She also seats the business firmly in family life, talking about its impact on her own children. As well as encouraging parents and children, the book is a manifesto for the transformative power of creativity, something Cressall says schools don’t always teach. She call for a much bigger investment in creativity, given its growing importance in all aspects of our lives. The benefits are manifold, from the personal – developing relationships, making people happier – to the economic. This is an impassioned piece of writing by someone who lives and breathes what she does.
“I am so thrilled that Sarah has finally been able to share her huge energies and creativity to an even greater audience through her engaging, informative and thought-provoking book. I always had her down as ‘the Anita Roddick’ of the creative world; and told her so many years ago when we were fellow members of the Entrepreneurs Circle. She has gone on to inspire hundreds of thousands and has fully earnt that compliment. She’s great fun and a legend in her time.” Dave Stickland,