Creation seems to be a process we get talked out of as we grow up. Remarks such as “stop fiddling around and get something done,” or “Don’t waste your time doodling around.” These comments tell us we are doing something that has no value. Young children have a tendency to take these words seriously and their desire to be good can be squashed by mere sentences.
As we grow, our peers tease us into an attitude of either striking back or rolling with the punches to pursue either body strength or humor as a creative outlet.
Give your children time and space to be imaginative, when they tell you they spoke with an alligator, ask them “what did the alligator say?” Chances are your child will begin telling you stories about imaginary friends and drawing pictures to show you what they look like.
As adults, if we have managed to hold on to creativity and have been encouraged by well meaning family and friends, we find ourselves leaps and bounds above those who cannot imagine what will happen next. The creative person becomes the problem solver and the engineer. Creativity is the key talent that is found in any successful association.
Most importantly remember that art is only two letters away from start and that is where creativity begins so make a designated space for children to develop their skills.