The Words and Pictures of ‘John Martin's Book’
In 1908 John Martin founded an imaginative publication called John Martin's Letters, which he mailed to 2000 children each month. By 1913 the letters had grown into a popular children's magazine, John Martin's Book, which continued through 1933.
Free Lesson Plans
“I’m ready for a change”
How would you take a plain, familiar toy, such as a teddy bear, and make it more fun? With "Invent-a-Toy," a free lesson plan from taken from Creative Genius, students invent new toys by brainstorming ways to improve existing toys.
For example, to create a new and different version of an ordinary teddy bear, the upgraded toy could change color by touch, sing and dance, have secret compartments, or become a fully-functioning built-in clock. It could have the capability of transforming into a giant sleeping bag or a bicycle seat, become part of a set of charms for a bracelet, or hold a paintbrush that can paint real pictures.
Dream it, plan it, and sketch it. Who knows? Maybe someday your child's ideas will appear on the shelves of a popular toy store! FIND IT ON THE FREEBIES PAGE >
What Would Your Child Say in a Postcard from the Moon?
Is it cold at night? What games do they play? How do the children live at Camp Moon? Our free Lesson Plan, "Postcards from the Moon," is on our Freebies page along with many others, including "The Perfect Pet," "Fluency Flurry," and more. Let us take you there!
What Is Our Passion?
Giving Kids an Amazing Advantage in Life
We offer products that encourage kids to believe in the power of their imaginations. These include apps, books, lesson plans, games, and fun activities that enable children to develop their creative thinking skills. Our goal at Jr Imagination is to grow the creative potential of every child, lead young dreamers to success, and raise the next generation of achievers.
At Jr Imagination we understand that creatively gifted students aren't necessarily identified as the most intellectually gifted, and that all children have inherent creative potential. Creative talent abounds among advanced, average, and learning-challenged kids. And while all children are naturally creative, we, as educators and parents, must nurture that creativity.
iPhone and iPod Touch App
Creative Genius On-the-Go! Engage Your Children in Imaginative Learning and Problem Solving Activities
Here's only a sampling of the 150 activities you get in Creative Genius On-the-Go!
Have you ever wanted a fun enrichment activity right at your fingertips when your child says, "Play with me!”? Creative Genius On-the-Go! is an amazing creative thinking tool for parents to engage children with 150 challenges, diversions, and scenarios that can be played anytime, anywhere. And because it's based on sound learning principles, Creatve Genius On-the-Go! is great for the classroom and homeschool, too.
Creativity is often thought to be a special gift. Now we understand that creative thinking is a set of skills to learn and apply. Teaching creative thinking to children helps them think for themselves and to be independent learners and achievers throughout their lives.
The App Features 3 Collections:
- 50 What Ifs? - Scenarios
- 50 Imagine That! - Challenges
- 50 Wack-tivities - Diversions
These fun activities display as short, written prompts. Children can play independently, with siblings or friends, and, of course, parents!