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How Does Your Child Create?

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on July 5th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Is your child creative? Actually, I can answer, “Yes!” for you without meeting your children, for all of us have a creative bent.

Too often, though, we’re anxiously examining our preschooler’s artwork, piano experimentation, acting skills or storytelling attempts for signs of the next da Vinci, Shirley Temple or Shakespeare while overlooking valuable, yet perhaps less flashy, forms of creativity. The danger is that we might not encourage or even provide opportunities for our children to display other styles.

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The Craft Box

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on June 21st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

My children once spent an entire morning making “dog houses”—decorating shoe boxes for their stuffed animals to live in—and the entire afternoon playing with them. All children have the capacity for creativity, and one of the best ways to nurture that creativity is free play, freestyle crafts, and free time. If you aren’t very crafty, never fear. All you need is a craft box!

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