The Creative Process

Children's development

Do you think our kids are as creative as we were when we were their age? We live in an era obsessed with data, test scores, and getting our kids into the “right” schools to get the “best” education. As parents, of course we want the best for our kids, but what about the benefits of creativity that help them develop and acquire lifelong skills like the ability to innovate, problem-solve, and navigate new and unfamiliar situations. Imagination is a natural innate quality that all children have and when they’re being creative, it’s important to remember that it’s the process rather than the product of their discovery that we should encourage.  

Although we all have hectic lives, there are tons of different ways we can bring creative thinking into the everyday, whether it’s making funny face pancakes for breakfast, telling silly stories story around the table or sitting down and creating some beautiful art together! All these are great ways to show your children the creative process, helping to learn innovative ways of thinking and approaching their world in a different way. As Maya Angelou once said “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

 

Do you have some great ideas for being creative with the kids? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you! For more ideas, read our blog post 5 Tips to Encourage your Child’s Creativity.

 

If you’re looking for ways of having some creative fun with your child, check out some of our innovative art kits, delivered monthly. Our subscription based art boxes are designed to be educational and fun and include everything you need, so you spend less time shopping around and more quality time with the kids. Discover our art kits today!

 

 

 

 

Philippa Glossop, B.F.A, M.Ed, is an artist, art advocate and educator who has been teaching visual art to children for over twenty years. She teaches in a number of school districts, art galleries, community art centers, and from her own art studio. Philippa’s passion is creating innovative art kits to stimulate and encourage kids of all ages to explore and develop their creative thinking and expression. More about Philippa 

 

 


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