helping children develop creative thinking


Maybe it was a Miami Dolphin?

Posted by teachcreativity on August 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

The other day we were playing a game where we were pretending our shakers were fish. After our fishes had been swimming, diving, swimming fast, swimming slow, etc., I asked the children (a group of four-year-olds) what else the fish could do. A little boy held the shaker up behind his shoulder and said, "Throw a football!" as he demonstrated the movement. The other children loved it and after that the fishes played tennis and other games!

This is the kind of "out of the box" thinking that young children do so well and with our encouragement, grows into real creativity.

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Welcome to all creative early childhood teachers, child care professionals, and parents! I'm Abby Connors, early childhood music specialist, author, and presenter. This website is for you to learn many ways to help children develop their creativity with music, games, stories and other activities. Young children need us to nurture and support their creative thinking skills with fun activities that challenge and delight. Read on, and click on the subjects on the left, to learn hundreds of ways to increase children's creativity!