Creativity is about expressing ourselves. It is about trying new things and new ways of being. Creativity involves being imaginative and original. It is sometimes thought that only certain people are 'creative', and that to be creative you need to have an unusual talent. However, this is not the case - each one of us is capable of expressing ourselves creatively in some area.
It is also often thought that creativity is limited to the 'arts' - for example, music, drama, art, craft, dance, writing, etc. But these artistic areas are not the only ways we can express creativity. Creativity is a way of thinking and being which can be expressed in many areas of life, for example, science, business, maths and cooking. We can all be creative in our own way.
Even at a young age, creative activities help to develop basic maths skills such as geometry (size and shape), measuring, and sorting. As children get older, different arts and crafts require more complex thinking skills, and many activities need an understanding of basic science concepts for them to make sense.
Get creative by making music on your own musical instrument!
Ask your child to put rubber bands on to the bottom of the muffin tins
He can put one rubber band across 2 or even more inverted muffin cups
He can use the stretched out rubber bands to make his own music!
Join in with your child to create an orchestra!
Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.