Thursday, January 15, 2009

book review: Creative Family

I wanted to do a quick review of "the creative family", by Amanda Blake Soule; her blog has been inspiring me for a little under 6 months now so I can't wait to see what the book has in store for ideas of simple crafts and activities for the family.

A quote from the book, and it hits home. I'm not going to make it seem as if I have it 'together' all the time, I could stand some improvement in this area!
"A sad product of our modern world is that our children are taught early on to over consume and want more, more and more. Chances are that they do not need more toys, but fewer. When there are too many things around, there's little room for imagination. "
I'm guilty, and plan to manage this better! I started already by using storage bins to rotate toys. I went to target and grabbed some 10gallon bins and seperated toys into 'themes' and he LOVES getting a new tote each day!