Children need a broad view of the world to better work with others and achieve academic success. That means being able to see many perspectives, listen to others, and share their own ideas and perceptions. Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators aims to prepare the next generation of global citizens with simple activities that start with identifying different perspectives and then challenge them to notice what they perceive.
The themes in Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators are meant to ask children to notice relationships, investigate same and different, use perceptions to develop inductive and deductive reasoning, and evaluate their processes and thinking. All of this in the context of fun songs, games and activities.
This book is organized differently than the traditional activity book, which is divided into sections by skill or curriculum area. Instead, it is divided into four major themes that walk children through increasing understandings of their place in the world. Literacy, math, science, motor skills, and social skills are woven into each theme.
“This book has great ideas to use for different stages of a child's life. You find a topic you are working on and there are ideas to go with it. This book was quick and easy to read. It offered many usable ideas that I will incorporate into all areas of my curriculum. This is an excellent and comprehensive resource for any teacher of young children. I would recommend it. ”