New children’s book hopes to spark youth in parents and creativity in children
BRICK, N.J. – “The most powerful way to develop creativity in your students is to be a role model. Children develop creativity not when you tell them to, but when you show them.” – Robert J. Sternberg, Senior Vice President of Oklahoma State University.
While this maxim holds true for teachers, it becomes doubly important for parents because that’s who kids watch first. With over ten year experience as a teacher, Debra Pagano was overwhelmed with inspiration from her young students.
“I came to realize that these children lived in the moment,” Pagano said. “They were constantly turning the most mundane activities into a creative opportunity to have fun.” Pagano’s new book, “The Adventures of Kitt the Kid,” follows one young boy as he embarks on a trip around his neighborhood turning the things he sees everyday into an imaginative opportunity for fun.
“It is never too early to start reading with your kids,” Pagano said. “Reading sparks their imagination and when that happens it gives us adults a wave of nostalgia with a dash of youth.”
“The Adventures of Kitt the Kid” utilizes bright, colorful pictures and simple rhyming text to create a fun, memorable read for young children. Not only will it engage them, but the book can become a simple sample for early readers.
“The Adventure of Kitt the Kid”
By: Debra Pagano
HC- Retail Price: $25.99
SC-Retail Price: $16.99
EB-Retail Price: $3.99
Available at barnesandnobel.com and amazon.com.
About the author:
Debra Pagano was formerly an elementary school teacher with a master’s degree in education. She spent 10 years in the classroom with young children finding new ways to help them learn and spark their creativity. She is currently the regional breastfeeding manager for the Ocean County Health Department WIC Program.