Strengthen your child’s flow state ~ the optimal way of learning

Have you seen your child focus so deeply that they lose themselves in a task? When did you last lose track of time because you were having so much fun? This focused, fulfilling state –called flow in psychology– naturally occurs in children and adults during play, movement, and hands-on activities they love. In flow, we feel alive, we are authentically interested and deeply absorbed –and this is how we learn best and achieve more!

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Flow to Learn: A 52-Week Parent’s Guide to Recognize and Support Your Child’s Flow State – the Optimal Condition for Learning

Published in March 2020, 342 pages

Flow To Learn takes parents and child caretakers on a year-long transformative journey to increasingly foster the flow state of optimal learning at home and in learning centers. The short weekly chapters help parents see their child from the perspective of a child-based educator, and inspire conversations on how you can offer children activities off the screen and beyond traditional curricula.

An illustrated guide divided into 52 weeks, Flow to Learn accompanies readers through the year with practical suggestions, inspiration, and compassionate insights that make home education easier for everyone. Tip: Read it together as a couple or caregiver team and discuss each chapter week by week; it will take 10 minutes a week, and together you will go on a transformative journey into more flow.

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Flow Discovery Journal:
Daily Questions to Spark Your Beginner's Mind

Children ages 5 to 105: Bye-bye boredom. Hello Flow Discovery Journal! Get your pencils ready to discover puzzles, crafting activities, math tricks, drawing exercises, language games, and many spunky questions to discover more about yourself and the world around you. {Click to listen to the introduction read by Carmen.}

The Flow Discovery Journal is a 60-day writing journal, activity and coloring book. Answering the daily questions encourages children and grownups to explore their surroundings, discover their original thoughts, their unique flavor of intelligence, and experience the flow state of optimal learning away from screens. Parents, co-parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers, get to know each other better and build deeper connections with children while engaging with the fun explorations offered each day.
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Articles, Insights, & Inspiration

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How to Recognize Your Child’s Flow State of Optimal Learning

When children are supported to explore on their own through hands-on play, they enter a state of flow. Psychologists describe flow as “optimal experience,” and …

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The Healing Power of Imaginative Play

{Please visit Innerself.com for the audio version of this article} Just as adults benefit from talking about their challenges with friends or a therapist, many …

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Balancing Your Child’s Screen Time During Covid

First published on Parentology – Parenting in the Digital Age Managing your child’s screen time during COVID-19 has become more challenging than ever. As the …

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Discover your child’s (and your) unique flavor of intelligence! The author, Carmen Gamper, reads from the Flow Discovery Journal

For children ages 5 to 105: “Hello you! There are 7 billion people on planet earth. You are one of them, and there is no …

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Let children find their flow state of optimal learning

Have you noticed your child focusing so intensely on their activity that they forget about time and can’t hear you call them? They might be …

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Benefits of Flow Activity Stations at Home

A flow activity station is a place where children and/or grown-ups can spend an extended period of time with an activity they love. Home flow …

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Flow to Learn

A 52-Week Parent's Guide to Recognize & Support
Your Child's Flow State

Flow to Learn supports parents with elements from child development, psychology, and innovative child-centered education to bring the joy, fun, wisdom, and inspiration of learning in flow into homes. Explore the 52 chapters to enrich every week of the year:

✩ Create activity stations to free up your time while strengthening your child’s intelligence and mental health
✩ Discover your child’s vibrant inner world, and support them through the ups and downs of childhood
✩ Get encouraged by the authentic insights from a mother who practices the flow-parenting approach with her family
✩ See children as guides to your own flow state 

Flow to Learn is a beautifully-written and well-researched resource for children and parents. We’ve found it incredibly helpful as we navigate the joys and challenges of having our two-and-a-half-year-old son home with us (all the time right now, due to the shelter-in-place order).”
Dr Joel Cabrita (History, Stanford University)

The Author

Carmen Viktoria Gamper is an advisor and speaker for innovative child-centered education, and proud author of Flow To Learn. Carmen became an expert on childhood flow states by supporting and witnessing hundreds of children learning on their own terms in the carefully prepared, hands-on learning environments of innovative summer camps and schools.

As founder of New Learning Culture (NLC) Consulting, Carmen advises preschools and grade schools on how to prepare effective, flow-rich learning environments. She assists educators in setting the tone for learning in their child-led classrooms, so children can playfully yet assuredly acquire intellectual, academic, practical, and creative skills at their own pace.

For Flow To Learn, Carmen consulted with Susanne Stover, writer, editor, and mother of two marvelous young masters of flow. Susanne’s insights further support parents in practicing flow-friendly education at home. Sybille Kramer created the delightful drawings in the book.

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