About the Holiday
National Live Creative Day was established to encourage people to embrace their innovative side. There are so many ways to be creative from the arts, to science and math, to what you make for dinner. Little ones seem to know this inherently as they go about exploring and interacting with all the new things they see, hear, and do every day. Introducing kids to all kinds of hobbies, subjects, and professions expands their definition of creativity and their outlook on the future. Reading today’s book with them is a great place to start! To celebrate today, take time to look at things in a different way. You may be surprised at how creative you really are!
Thanks to Quarto Publishing for sending me a copy of ABC What Can I Be? For review consideration. All opinions about the book are my own.
ABC What Can I Be?: You Can Be Anything You Want to Be, from A to Z
By Sugar Snap Studio
A whole world of possibilities is open to kids as they grow and learn. Introducing them to a wide range of careers is as easy as ABC in this bright, oversized board book that demonstrates the joy of working at something you love. Each profession is described with one compelling sentence that presents the substance of the occupation through rich vocabulary. Bold typography displays the letter of the alphabet along with its namesake career while charming and high-interest illustrations depict a person actively engaged in working and the equipment they use.
These vivid images give little learners many opportunities to ask questions, recognize similar objects in their own homes, at school, or when out with parents or caregivers, and make connections with professionals they meet when going to the doctor, the dentist, farmers markets, zoos, and museums.
A highlight of this book is the inclusion of lesser-known careers that will pique kids’ interest as well as the emphasis—told through the illustrations—that anyone of any gender can pursue the work that speaks to them and uses their talents. A peek inside finds Landscape Architect at L: “I design gardens, parks, and open spaces for people to enjoy.” If your little one loves the water, they may want to dive into O for Oceanographer. This scientist says, “I study life in the ocean and take samples back to my lab.”
What career begins with Q? Quantitative Analyst—who uses “mathematics to look for patterns and [studies] data.” Children who love collaborating with other kids may be interested in being a Youth Director, who says that they “care for children and tach them important life skills.”
An exciting and world-broadening way to learn the alphabet, ABC What Can I Be? will be a favorite on family bookshelves and would be an excellent addition to classroom and public library collections. The book also makes a welcome gift for baby showers, babies, and young children.
Ages 3 – 6
Walter Foster Jr, Quarto Publishing, 2020 | ISBN 978-1600588822
To learn more about Sugar Snap Studio, visit their website.
National Live Creative Day Activity
Creativity is Magnetic! Fun Can-tainer
A can with a lid can make a creative kit if you fill it with magnetic pieces that can be used to make scenes, faces, or even poems. Make the magnets yourself and you can create a kit that is uniquely yours! Make a kit to put in the car too!
- Can with a lid, available at craft stores or with various types of tea
- Small craft magnets and/or magnetic strips
- A variety of small items such as:
- Foam or felt shapes
- Scrap booking stickers
- Googly eyes in various sizes
- Felt or heavy paper
- Small charms
- Small toys
To Make Scenes
- Attach magnets to shapes, stickers, or small items
- Arrange them into a scene or design on the side of the can
To Make Faces
- Attach magnets to googly eyes
- Make noses and mouths out of the felt or heavy paper
- Attach magnets to facial features
To Make Poems
- Use Magnetic Sheets, leaving the white paper on
- Write words on the white paper
- Cut out words
- Arrange them into a poem on the side of the can
Store your magnetic pieces inside the can
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