Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not strictly innate, it’s a skill just like any other than needs to be inspired, incentivized, and nurtured to fruition. In fact, creativity stems from a child’s inherent need for exploration and discovery, which is exactly why it’s so important for a young child to experience the world around them through learning, playing, and good old unencumbered fun. Sadly, nowadays children of all ages tend to grow up in front of a smartphone screen, staring into the mass media portal like the world around them doesn’t even exist. This might be a good way to get them to calm down so you can get things done, but it’s a poor way to nurture their developing minds and inspire them to flourish into something truly unique. Here are five real ways to foster creativity in your kids.