Creativity and screen time CAN co-exist. While there are many advantages of easy access to technology, growing up in a technology-centered world can be harmful to kids’ normal creative development. Screen time interferes with the important process of finding out about the world through hands-on play. Your child spending a lot of time on devices may be inevitable in this age, but fear not: here are five suggestions for fostering your kids’ creativity in spite of today’s obsession with devices.
Creativity for Life / Creative Thinking
Kids are naturally creative and rarely encounter difficulty generating new ideas. Unfortunately, however, as we grow into adulthood our minds swirl with life, chores, work and everything in-between, which often squashes our opportunities for creative thinking. It even can seem that we’ve lost our natural ability to be creative. The good news is that your mind remains fully capable of fresh creative thinking — you just have to give it the right opportunities. Here are some ideas on how to encourage creative thinking.
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