It’s an unpleasant truth, but the education system around the world has been standing in place for centuries. Even now, the majority of school systems, from those working with toddlers to those preparing doctors and scientists to take on extremely important roles in their societies, are failing to light a spark of creativity in their pupils and help them reach their true potential. Every child is unique, and while there are groups of individuals who share similar learning preferences, the majority of individuals require a unique approach to teaching in order to discover their ideal learning style. Let’s take a look at these innovative and inspiring learning methods from around the world that awaken creativity in children and adults alike.
In a world dominated by video games and smartphones, it should come as no surprise that the modern parent is becoming increasingly concerned about their child’s creative development. After all, how can a child’s inherent thirst for creativity, exploration, and knowledge come to light if constantly overshadowed by the allure of modern media? Here to help a weary parent light a creative spark in their child’s heart are ten tips you should introduce into your schedule.
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.
After a while, the common refrain in every “exciting” summer vacation for every child is “I’m bored”. No matter what you suggest, your child will complain that they have nothing to do or nothing is interesting enough. Fortunately, with a few bright ideas, there are a number of activities you and your child can take up to creatively spend time…
Now, who wouldn’t want to have their children grow up to become another Leonardo Da Vinci one day? In his book, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day, Michael Gelb takes his readers into the mind of one of the 14th-century artist. He cites seven principles that he believes would help anyone take their creativity a notch higher. You can study these principles and teach them to your kids, as well. Here are 7 Creativity Lessons From Leonardo Da Vinci that you can teach your kids.