We all know the curiosity of a child. So many successful men, like Bill Gates, stress how important creative thinking is and how curiosity is a part of being a creative thinker. In an article on About.com, Bill Gates talked about how to promote creative thinking and innovation. Among his tips were “Read a non-fiction book every week, read …. read with pen and notebook in hand; jot down any idea that comes into your consciousness.”
Leveled Reader has an entire section of non-fiction books for all ages and reading ability. One book is Amazing Creations. This is such an engaging book. With its graphic illustrations and photographs as well as a high-interest topic, the child’s attention is captured from the first to the last page. It is for the 5-7 year old, grades K-1 (Leveled Group: G-H-I) – perfect for children transitioning from early readers to more challenging storylines. The non-fiction format also makes this a valuable resource to have on your shelf.
There are so many other non-fiction books for children to choose from. With many already leveled and ready to enhance your child’s reading program. Choose from books about American frontier heroes, how to be a medieval knight, ocean creatures, bugs, horses and much more.
Helping the child in your life retain that curiosity will be helping them develop the skill of creative thinking – a key to greater success and happiness.
“If we encounter a man of great intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.