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How can we encourage creativity in today’s children?

on April 30, 2012

Creativity has always been a big part of children’s lives. Every time a child draws a picture, organizes a tea party for her teddy bears or builds something out of modeling clay, creativity is at play.

The problem with many kids today is that they’re spending too much of their time in front of television sets/video game consoles and too little time in those activities that foment creativity.

We at learning House strive to build a positive outlook in our students.

Encouraging creativity is a bit tricky. We need to steer kids toward a creative activity and give them the tools to get started. Then we need to step away and let them explore on their own. If  we get too involved, we might end up inserting our own ideas into the activity, crushing the kids’ creativity in the process.

Thus,we stress fun at all times, because we all learn more when we are having fun!

The activity we offer is not as important as how much the child enjoys it. Figuring out what works could require some trial and error, though. Some kids might enjoy finger painting while others might prefer craft activities. The more interested a child is in an activity or topic, the more questions he or she is likely to ask.

According to experts, the average preschool-aged child asks about 100 questions a day . As kids grow older, those questions became less common. A good way to stimulate creativity in children is to get them involved in activities that spark their curiosity. The more questions children ask, the more they can explore and the more their imaginations and creative minds will expand.

Encouraging children work on their creativity also prepares them for more open thinking and enhances their problem-solving skills.

Lets children explore the joy of creativity!!


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