Children are naturally curious as they explore and learn about the world around them. Creative thinking is a skill developed as your child grows. Creativity is an important skill when it comes to being flexible, solving problems, and supporting social and emotional intelligence. We have compiled a list of ways you can support your child's curiosity and encourage their creative thinking skills.
- Designate a Creative Space: Turn a corner of your playroom into a creative nook and supply Coloring Books, Stickers, and Sensory Tables.
- Activate their Senses: Go for a Nature Walk and talk about the things you see on your walk or visit your local museum and discuss how the art makes you feel.
- Encourage Creative Problem Solving: Ask your child an open-ended question with no right or wrong answer. Encourage them to explain why they chose what they did.
- Invest in Open-Ended Toys: These are toys that can be used in a variety of ways to express their emotions and imagination. Animals, blocks, or a doctors kit are some great open-ended toys to keep in your home.
Encouraging a creative environment in your home is a great way to encourage creative thinking in your child. It can also benefit you as well. We can all benefit from exploring our imaginations and expressing our creativity!