3rd Skill of Christmas: Creativity
Why is creativity particularly important for young people today?
Anything creative you do to widen children’s horizons now will open up new opportunities for them in the future. From baking bread to putting furniture together, choosing garden plants to helping paint a room; all will help build their treasure trove of inspiration – plus vital confidence in their own ability to create and achieve their desired result.
Innate creativity is something really invaluable that sets us apart. Giving your child a freedom pass to design, to dream up, to write, to make, to create is probably the most amazing Christmas gift you can give them.
What are your top tips for parents seeking to encourage creativity over Christmas?
Of all Christmases, this is the one where making everything extra special, individual and loving is going to be so valued. This in itself paves a wonderful path for getting creative juices flowing...
- Make really personal cards together for relatives or friends you can’t see due to restrictions
- Celebrate the Christmas countdown by encouraging each child to create their own calendar which they can then tick off
- If you can bear it, hand over the Christmas table theme and design to the children for them to create personalised paper placemats, place cards, crowns and more.
Which Kings Tutors Club course would you choose this Christmas?
“Creative Writing”. Story writing begins almost as soon as children are able to hold a pencil and make letters. Anything we adults can do to facilitate the huge pleasure creative writing gives is great, whether that’s by providing their favourite tools, the right environment, or an extra opportunity like this dedicated writing course.
What are your Top 3 eatsleepdoodle gifts for Christmas 2020?