For Part 3 of 3 in this series on Facilitating Children's Creativity, I share three specific experiences I've had with Allison, my almost-9-year-old, regarding her creative opportunities. How have you been experiencing your child's creative process? Leave a comment or send me a tweet. I'd love to hear how you're facilitating creativity in the children around you!
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Experts agree that a specific environment will best help children develop vital creative skills. Successfully facilitating creativity in children boils down to these three keys: space & time, freedom and respect. How do you feel about creativity—your own or your childrens' or students'? Comment here or connect with me via twitter.
What can we do to help foster creativity in children? In her book "Kids Play: Igniting Children's Creativity," artist and teacher Michele Cassou explains that creativity serves an important purpose, words and actions can stunt creativity and adults can facilitate healthy development of creativity in children.
Upon the death of Steve Jobs, I repeatedly read in articles, blogs and tweets that creativity is integral across the board—regardless of the field in which a person works. That's the ideology: that innovation and progress depend on creative thinkers. What's the reality in our society, though? What skills does society value? Generally, is creativity valued as much as technical skill? When it comes to creativity, does reality match the ideology?
Welcome to the first Wednesday of back-to-school bliss! It's only school-day two, but my girls have quickly gotten back in step and reported that day one went great. Keeping busy on my own, this is a bit of what I'm doing: exploring organization, (re)learning invaluable routines and sharing world music to benefit Oxfam. What have you been exploring or learning? What do you have to share, (etc.)? Leave a comment or send me a tweet!