A CREATIVITY CRISIS?
Children’s creative ability can help them problem solve, innovate, and think outside the box. Creativity scores used to show an increase with each generation. However, over the last twenty years that trend has reversed, with K-6th grade showing the most serious decline. The most likely cause? TV, video games, and increased academic curriculum standards in school – leaving little to no time in the day for creativity. The demand for creative thinking is growing – to solve complex problems and to drive future economies – yet, according to research, students are even less prepared to lead the innovation of tomorrow.
How RaiseCreativeKidz Can Help
The good news is that all children are born with some degree of creativity and when parents and educators are trained on how to encourage creative-thinking, they can help children preserve their natural inclination to it. Research has shown that creativity can be nourished and taught and that creativity training can have a strong effect.
Guide Book – Raise Creative Thinkers – A Guide to Developing Your Children’s Creative Intelligence available on Amazon.
Workbook – Imagination Drawing Station – A Workbook based on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to enhance creativity through drawing from one’s imagination available on Amazon.
Creativity Tools – Creative Mindflexors® (hands-on innovative games and activity kits) available for purchase from Amazon. Great to use with your children or as fun, innovative gifts.
Through this website and on www.Facebook.com/RaiseCreativeKidz :
- Research – Timely research on this subject, collected and broken down to provide you with the latest insights. Posted on this website and on our Facebook page.
- Activities– Innovative, actionable ideas posted free on this website for you to use to help nurture children’s innate creativity.
Educational Seminars – I am available to do Educational Seminars on Developing Children’s Creative Intelligence for parent groups and educators in the Westchester County, NY or Manhattan area. For rates and availability, contact me at Jackie@RaiseCreativeKidz.com.
Luckily, as parents and educators, there is much we can do to start to turn this creativity crisis around. I hope you find this information useful and I look forward to learning from you as well.
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