October 7, 2021

How to Boost your child’s creativity

Creativity is an invaluable skill. Contrary to popular belief, the ability to think creatively or assume a creative talent isn’t one that is gifted at birth. We’re not just referring to the ability to be able to paint like Leonardo Da Vinci or play a Taylor Swift song on the harp. We’re talking about the ability to investigate, write, problem solve, experiment, be artistic and musical.


We have paired up with an independent school in Edgbaston to share 4 ways that you can boost your child’s creativity.

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Play Creative Games with Your Children at Home

Playing creative games like scrabble, cranium or puzzles can help to stretch your child’s cognitive abilities. Allowing your child to make careful and strategic decisions to promote creative thought and problem-solving skills.


Introducing building toys such as Lego in particular is a great way of stretching cognitive ability and imagination by allowing your child to build new objects and cities.


Toy Crafting Kits

Craft kits containing material of different colours, textures and finishes can be used to inspire your child to create something truly beautiful with their own two hands. Not only does this allow children to exercise their creativity but helps to develop fine motor skills.  We love toucanBox!


Trips to the Museum

Visiting art museums and places of creative expression is a great way to inspire children to take up a creative activity. It can be educational and stimulating for the mind. Many museums also have workshops where children are able to get involved.


Cooking with Your Children

Teaching your children how to cook not only teaches them a valuable life lesson but gets them to problem-solve creatively. Start with a demonstration. Gradually prompt them to remember particular tastes and allow them to choose flavours that will best accompany each other.

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