Lewisville, N.C. – Young children need a broad view of the world to better work with others and achieve academic success, which means being able to see many perspectives, listen to others, and share their own ideas and perceptions. In the new book, Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators: Open-Ended Activities to Support Global Thinking, author Ellen Booth Church uses unique activities to prepare children to be global citizens.
The book is full of strategies developed from Church’s more than 40 years’ experience in early childhood education, using illustrative activities that help children notice and identify what all people have in common and challenging them to accept and appreciate differences. Teachers can use the activities to nurture a growth mindset through hands-on explorations.
Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators is divided into four major themes that walk children through increasing understandings of themselves, others, and the world we all share. Literacy, math, science, motor skills, and social skills are woven into each theme.
“The goal of this book is to provide teachers with creative hands-on discussions and activities for developing children who are thinkers, communicators, and collaborators,” Church said. “Children who are prepared to deal with the world of work and education need to be able to take a broader view, seeing and hearing many viewpoints and perspectives.”
Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators is available now for pre-order. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISBN 978-0-87659-668-5; 160 pp.; PB; $16.95.
About the Author
Ellen Booth Church, a former associate professor of early childhood at SUNY Farmingdale, has shared her unusual approach of combining cognitive learning experiences with creative play in a variety of books, magazines, and articles for early childhood educators. Church is currently an adjunct professor of early childhood at Nova Southeastern University and is developing preschools in India and Nepal as well as presenting keynotes at conferences around the world.