Here are the specific ways I encourage my child’s dreamer traits to sparkle into a brilliance all her own that you can do with your own children, too.
Read a wide variety of books together including poetry and nonfiction. Use these to spark creative plans, then discuss how to take the ideas and make them your own.
2. Provide a Blank Canvas (Materials)
3. Create a Creative Sanctuary Creating art, whether in the kitchen, on a canvas, or on the page, requires a space where the child can focus on his or her project. Make a kid-friendly space with a table and good lighting for your child to discover and express. We have two specific places in our house for my kids to spread out, use materials, and innovate.
4. Give Time to Blossom Don’t overschedule your child’s day. Creativity happens in the margins–in the spaces without a to-do list or activity. I can’t stress this enough. Make sure your kids have time to let their inner artist thrive.
6. Look for Mentors
8. Honor Individuality
Keep doing all that you can to celebrate and cultivate your child’s innate curiosity and wonder whether it’s cooking, sewing, tinkering, writing, painting, or any other artistic endeavor.
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett
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