Jumpstart! Creativity : Games and Activities for Ages 7–14 book cover
2nd Edition

Jumpstart! Creativity
Games and Activities for Ages 7–14

ISBN 9780815367963
Published April 18, 2018 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Jumpstart! Creativity contains over 70 games and activities that any primary teacher can use to quickly and easily boost students’ creative and critical thinking skills, allowing their thinking to flourish. Now in its second edition, the book contains fresh material that will help children to engage with the new National Curriculum.

Applicable across a wide age and ability range, Jumpstart! Creativity is designed to help children learn to generate, organise and refine their own ideas and to explore, question and connect knowledge presented to them in the classroom. Focusing on getting the children to do the thinking work, the jumpstarts cover:

  • Creative thinking
  • Creative questioning
  • Creating reasoning
  • Creative problem solving
  • Creative wordplay

Filled with practical, fun-packed and easy-to-do activities, Jumpstart! Creativity is an essential companion to any primary teacher looking to inspire creativity and independent thinking in their students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Jumpstart Creative Thinking  Chapter 2: Jumpstart Creative Questioning  Chapter 3: Jumpstart Creative Reasoning  Chapter 4: Jumpstart Creative Problem Solving  Chapter 5: Jumpstart Creative Wordplay

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Steve Bowkett is a former teacher and author of numerous books for teachers. He visits schools to run creative writing workshops for children and works as an educational consultant specialising in the areas of thinking skills and problem solving, creativity and literacy.