THE CREATIVE ROOM

What is creativity?

Creativity is the specialty of davincimom, it is what the entire content is about, it is what we strive to strengthen and promote in children.

But what does the brain's capacity and emotional development have to do with creativity, and how can we understand it.

The world-renowned Ken Robinson, who works with creative education, has a very good description of creativity in the video on the right, and when we understand it, it is easier to understand the importance of intellectual and emotional development.

CREATIVITY IN A HIGHER PERSPECTIVE

Creativity is part of a larger process: consisting of imagination, creativity and innovation, and the elements roughly build on each other.

Imagination is the ability to bring into mind things that aren’t present to our senses. It is the wellspring of creativity.

KCreativity is applied imagination, it is to carry out the imagination to the outbound world, it is doing something active with the imagination.

Innovation is putting good ideas into practice. It is profound work of creativity.

IMAGINATION

cREATIVITY

INNOVATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF IMAGINATION

WHERE DO GOOD IDEAS COME FROM?

Because creativity is based on imagination, it is important to help our children enlarge their imaginary world.

In order for children to let loose in their imaginary world, it is important they are in touch with themselves, their feelings and their inner world, and this requires emotional development.

When they are out wandering in the big imaginary world, the intellectual development, factual information, experiences/memories and the inspiration from the outside world will add more details to this world.

HOW CAN MY CHILD LEARN TO BE CREATIVE?

First, a distinction must be made between being creative and being artistic. Too often, creativity is misunderstood for something that is only about drawing, painting, modelling, music etc. But creativity can be much more.

Our children can be creative in how they use their language , in mathematics, in their motor skills and everything else that may cross the mind. In fact, they are constantly creative in the way they do things, specifically because they are constantly trying to learn and understand.

If you instead mean with the question how you can strengthen your child's artistic abilities, such as visual arts and modelling, then scroll down to find the answer.

”CREATIVITY IS A PROCESS OF HAVING ORIGINAL IDEAS THAT HAVE VALUE”

- Sir Ken Robinson

THE KEY TO BRING IMAGINATION, THOUGHTS, AND IDEAS TO LIFE

HOW CAN I STRENGTHEN MY CHILD'S ARTISTIC ABILITIES

Our mistake as parents is that we leave our children to themselves in the artistic activities, with the good faith that creativity is about freedom. It isn't.

It requires specific competences, skills and understanding of the materials and tools they work with. At its best, creativity is also about goals and frameworks.

If our children arent familiar with the materials they work with, or do not have the sufficient skills to work with them, of course it will be very challenging to model the sword or house they had in mind, and figure out whether the sword should be long or short and whether the house should have 1 or 2 windows.

Art is a great way for our children to practice their creative abilities because it is easy to relate to and something they use most of their senses

.Creativity, art and the good idea are not a random event like the light bulb that suddenly lights up.

Creativity and art is a journey where you bring your ideas to life by testing them, looking at them and sensing them, and repeat again and again until you reach a tilfredsstillende result. And often you don't end up with what you had in mind.

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