The importance of creativity

A child’s approach to life and their ability to deal with both positive and negative events can be nurtured by developing their creativity. A child will use all of their senses to develop their imagination, and in this way will also develop their creativity at the same time.

Whether they are involved in dramatic play, story time, music and movement, construction or art and craft, children are learning:

  • To express feelings
  • To develop motor skills
  • Problem-solving and thinking skills
  • To shed new light on existing situations,
  • To find new ways of looking at things.

Creative development is an important part of the child’s growth and may involve all areas of development. Educators should provide opportunities that encourage children to take a creative approach in all of the experiences and activities that they are involved with, not just activities like art and craft.

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