The seventy-two exercises for journal keeping in this book are simple and enjoyable ways for children from kindergarten through junior high to: express feelings and thoughts, feel comfortable about writing and drawing, acquire the habits of self-observation and reflection, foster a positive self-image, exercise imagination, learn to communicate, strengthen attention span and concentration, enrich academic skills, and find strength and wisdom within.
The Creative Journal Method is a tested technique that can be used easily at home or in the classroom. It will appeal not only to parents and teachers but also to professionals in the fields of health care, psychotherapy, and special education.
Lucia Capacchione is an internationally known art therapist, corporate consultant, trainer, and best-selling author of ten books, including Recovery of Your Inner Child, The Creative Journal, and The Power of Your Other Hand.
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"Lucia Capacchione’s Creative Journal for Children provides a safe environment for children to find the buried treasure within: feelings, experiences, intuition, and dreams. Since grades and criticism are not part of her journal method, and sharing is voluntary and nonthreatening, children can relax and enjoy using this journal as a vehicle for self-exploration and expression."—Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
"The Creative Journal for Children represents the leading edge of learning and where we need to go with our educational system. For the past fifteen years, Lucia Capacchione has been a forerunner in the creation of safe and nonjudgmental learning environments that kindle children’s curiosity and encourage them to ask the kinds of questions that lead to greater learning. In witnessing the development and application of her methods in the school systems, I have seen children experience remarkable mental and emotional breakthroughs. The Creative Journal for Children is for every parent and teacher who wants to give children full opportunity for creative expression and development."—Mona Brookes, author of Drawing with Children
"If l were the king, I would put Lucia in charge of all the children."—R. Buckminster Fuller