As a parent or an adult in a child’s life, you understand the importance of encouraging creativity in children. Last week we shared 5 ways you can encourage your child to develop their creative spark. One of these ways is being a role model for your child. This is easier said than done. How many times have you said ‘Oh I can’t draw’ or ‘I’m just not that creative’? I know that I hear this all the time when parents drop off their children at our workshops…
I hope you are enjoying/surviving the holidays so far! Someone asked me what creativity was the other day. Creativity is sometimes viewed as something you have or don’t have, like a gift that was bestowed on the lucky few. We express this when we talk about ‘creative talent’ that implies it is an innate quality and not a skill to be learned.
We are all born creative and yet as we grow up it is easy to forget this as opportunities for creativity start to diminish. When you see that creativity is linked to our health and happiness as well as being an essential skill for social situations, emotional intelligence, problem solving and self-expression, why do we neglect this side of our development?
So here are 5 top tips to help develop and keep your child’s creative spark…
Would you like to encourage your child’s creativity and confidence this summer? GO SKETCH is going online to offer our very first ART QUEST! The art quest is a drawing-based adventure consisting of 12 exciting video lessons (plus introductory videos) for children to complete over the summer!
When my friend Claire from Claire Stone Nutrition called me asking for help, I jumped at the chance! Claire believes that when you eat ‘good stuff’, you feel better, more productive, more creative and more engaged in life and in work.
I have decided to take up a challenge and do a live-stream video every day for 30 days via Facebook!
I know… feels a little early for a Christmas post but thought I would tell you our exciting news so you can get it in your diary!Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday! What is Small Business Saturday I hear you cry?Well on this day, across the whole of the UK, family businesses, local shops, online businesses, wholesalers, small manufacturers and many more will be offering events to encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and to support small businesses in their area. We are excited to announce that…
Here we have the final sketchbook challenge of the summer. Sketchbooks at the ready… GO SKETCH!
Are you ready for your fifth sketchbook challenge of the summer?!?! Sketchbooks at the ready…. Steady…. GO SKETCH!