Children should not be discouraged and critiqued all the time. Constant supervision squashes a child’s imagination, spontaneity and self-confidence. So, let them explore and play freely, you’ll be amazed at how creative they’ll become.
We should encourage creativity in children because a creative mind is a happy mind. Later, creativity is useful in leaders, business, and in many other professions.
How can we encourage creativity? As grandparents, we must introduce children to things that spark imagination. The number one and best way to encourage creativity is to keep materials on hand and within the child’s reach, that they can experiment with.
Crayons, markers, drawing pads, and boxes of all sizes and shapes are good starters for children of all ages. Give a child a box and some crayons, you’ll be amazed at what they produce.
Give a child access to crayons and your clothes dryer becomes a "work of art"!
What is your favorite way to encourage creativity in children?