in this time, i will review an article that talks about how to enhance children’s creativity in school. the original article is from http://creativeoverflow.net/how-to-enhance-creativity-in-school-children/ the author is Kelli Cooper, she is a freelance writer who specializes in education topics among others.
well, after i read the article, it remind me of my 5 years old little sister, in her age, she is very active and smart in someways and this article says that enhancing creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally, and emotionally. this article is intended more for teachers but it is also useful for parents who are having kids especially in kindergarten. so, there are some alternatives that can enhance their creativity,
1. word games – actually, this is basically a games that maybe every elementary kids would do on their break time, but who will know that this game will make them more creative. this game is a great way to encourage children to think creative because it allows them to make connections between different words and also they could make a new relationship between 2 different words.
2. Visual Thinking Games – this games actually will encourage children to use their imagination. we can give them some images, and then we ask them to tell what they see in the picture. the answers could be in any perspective because every children have their own imagination and it would be best if we do not judge any of their perspective because i t would hamper their thinking process.
3. drawing games – as we all know, to draw something, we need our imagination, and it is good for children because in their age, their imagination is amazing. to make them more creative, we can give some base drawing like a line or circles, and they should continue the drawing based one the basic line or circles. Certain types of drawing games can help students build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of number of their drawings and build a story around the images. Afterwards, everyone can share their stories.
overall, creativity will not help them only in school but also could help their life more cheerful and colorful.
Thank you – have a nice day!