Why Creative Development Matters During Quarantine
“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” — Bruce Garrabrandt
With so many families across the globe now confined to their homes, we are strengthening the daily learning activities with an emphasis on creative development. Creative development can happen with small moments or big projects. Just like teachers, parents who encourage creative development in their children report higher levels of home harmony, self-confidence, and independence. Here we break down the Who, What, Where, How and Why of creative development.
Children with strong banks of creativity go on to become creative adults. This doesn’t mean that they will become a writer or artist, although many may. This means they’ll use the powers of creative thinking to propel themselves in whatever industry they choose. Many of today’s top leaders, from astronauts to doctors to technological innovators, cite strong creative thinking abilities as the secret to their success.
Now more than ever, children need the reassurance that creative thinking can bring. Propel their imaginations with fun opportunities for creative development. A bit of creative thinking can be an instant mood booster. And doctors agree, laughter really is the best medicine.
Support your child’s creative development now for lifelong success. Whether it’s toddlers imagining their own tower through building blocks or teens brainstorming solutions to environmental crises, creativity can be strengthened at any age. Pediatricians state that many children will reach a creative peak at age six. In these magic early years, children’s minds are wide open to limitless possibilities, but this does not mean creativity cannot be enhanced after this special window.
An easy way to encourage creative thinking is to simply weave creativity language into your everyday conversations. Ask questions that encourage outside the box thinking. These are those that start with “How” or “Why.” A topical creative conversation might be “If you could develop a superhero to get rid of germs, how would they do it?”
One of the most classic ways to get the creative brain firing on all cylinders is through dress-up play. When a child puts on a costume, their minds stretch to include the language, mannerisms, life challenges and actions of their character. Whether they’re a nurse or doctor that saves the day, a superhero scientist that develops a new vaccine or a teacher that helps their students learn, kids can make sense of the world around them through this unique avenue of socialization. They can also escape the uncertainties of today by leaping into the world of fantasy, transforming into a fairy, magician, alien and much, much more.
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