Inspire a Love for Learning
Discover the connection between growth mindset and creativity with author and illustrator, April Hartmann. Invite her to your library to present this engaging art activity and a reading of her book, "My Little Growing Mindset." She will also discuss the importance of growth mindset for children, and how open-ended play and creativity can promote a lifelong love of learning. Spark curiosity in children ages 2-5 and encourage all to discover the wonder that awaits at the library with this valuable program for your community.
A variety of materials
and techniques offered
A thoughtful discussion on
the topic of growth mindset
Nurture a Growth Mindset
Program: Explore Open-Ended Creativity and Growth Mindset
Ages: 2-5 (All ages are encouraged to join in the art activity!)
Program Length: 1 hour
Schedule this fun and educational presentation today. Author and illustrator April Hartmann will be leading an open-ended art activity and reading her book “My Little Growing Mindset.” She will also be talking about growth mindset for children:
What is growth mindset
Why it matters for ages 2-5
Ways to protect it and strengthen it
The role of open-ended play and creativity
Spark a Child's Creativity
April Hartmann is an illustrator, designer, writer and professional speaker. Her artwork is featured in kids’ magazines, on posters, toys and packaging, and she has illustrated many books for children.
As the founder of “My Little Growing Mindset,” she has created an entire resource to nurture growth mindset in children ages 0-5, through books, activities and a parenting blog.
Program for Ages 6 and Up
April Hartmann is the author and illustrator of another inspiring children's book, “The Dream Keepers.” The story is about what it takes to make a dream come true, and the presentation helps kids develop strategies for achieving any goal. This picture book also teaches growth mindset, and is written for kids age 5-10. This program includes an interactive art demo featuring the Dream Keepers characters "Happy Thoughts" and "Hard Work."