Creativity is one of our favorite words! Drama Kids International eats, breathes and sleeps creativity, not just because it’s fun, but because of the benefits it can have. We especially know the benefits being creative can have for children.
Creativity is not just about developing new ideas, it’s about the cognitive processes that can change your understanding of and relationship to the world. It helps us solve problems and can be instrumental in critical thinking. In other words, creativity is vital for us to make our place in the world.
Would you like to help inspire and encourage your children’s creative side? You’re in luck – we know a thing or few about how to do just that!
- Ask your children questions.Not only are you going to be encouraging conversational skills, but depending on the question, you will be helping inspire their creativity. Ask questions that will make them think, perhaps why are there treesor what their favorite color is and why.
- Give them the space to create.Chances are your kids have already embraced their creative side, so why not step aside and watch them go? You can further encourage their creativity by giving them fun “jobs,”such as designing birthday candy labels or seeing what structures they can build from LEGOS.
- Encourage digital creativity.Technology is now a major part of our lives, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Luckily, recent technology is another avenue that can be utilized to inspire creativity in your kids! You can direct them to siteslike Crayola Kids’ Playzone, Disney LOL, or mobile apps like Toca Boca Games and Sago Mini Games.
- Be their creative example.Your children are always watching you and the things you do, so be sure they see you embracing that creative side! Even better, encourage them to join in when you are feeling creative.
The children of today are our innovators and creators of tomorrow. This is why we are so passionate about helping them develop the skills needed to embrace their creative sides. The programs created for the Drama Kids International curriculum are specifically tailored to nurture and encourage the skills needed to help children be successful in life.