helping children develop creative thinking

helpful articles and websites

 Here are some great articles and websites about helping children develop creative thinking skills!

http://www.creativity-portal.com - TONS of excellent ideas!

http://www.exquisite-minds.com/ - all about teaching and parenting gifted and creative children. Many interesting ideas and links.

http://www.creativityforlife.com/index.php - articles about all kinds of creativity in our lives.

http://www.brucevanpatter.com/keepkidscreative.html - great ideas for teaching creative writing

"Creative Play Helps Children Grow." http://www.nncc.org/Curriculum/create.play.grow.html

"Experts Concerned About Children's Creative Thinking." http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04228/361969.stm

Moran, James D. "Creativity in Young Children." http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/Creativity_in_kids.html#credits

"Creative Thinking Decreases as Children Get Older." http://www.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/11-13-01/Effects-of-Stereotypes.html

DeBord, Karen. "Creativity in Young Children." http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ces/child/newsarticles/FCC711.html

"The Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project." http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/opa/projxl/invthink/invthink.htm

"Raising Creative Kids." http://www.painterskeys.com/clicks.asp?n=kids.htm

"The Child's Right to Creative Thought and Expression." http://www.acei.org/creativepp.htm

"Fostering Academic Creativity in Gifted Students." (Good ideas for teachers of all students.) http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/academic_creativity.html

"Expanding Minds: Developing Creative Thinking in Young Learners." http://www.teachingthinking.net/thinking/web%20resources/robert_fisher_expandingminds.htm

"Teaching for Creativity: Two Dozen Tips." http://talentdevelop.com/TFCTDT.html

"Study Confirms Sleep Essential for Creativity." http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/01/21/sleep.creativity.ap/

"Raising Creative Kids." http://thinksmart.typepad.com/good_morning_thinkers/2005/04/raising_creativ.html

"Children and Creativity." http://www.amphi.com/~psych/creative.html


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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!