- I am a firm believer in kids having a place to use their imaginations.
- Kids need time to just be kids and play...I talk about this in my book a great deal.
- I wouldn't be the designer I am today if I hadn't had teachers that inspired my creativity.
- As a parent now, I see the value in just giving your kids their own time to be creative.
- I say - turn off the television and video games for awhile and see what their imaginations bring to life...
Here's how you can help:
- Give them a chalkboard wall in their bedroom or playroom (You can buy the paint and paint it on your wall yourself. Add a molding ledge for a chalk holder or just hang a basket nearby).
- Bring in the old kitchen table into their playroom or give them some sort of surface to paint, do craft projects on or build things.
- Don't have a large space - just gather some crayons, colored pencils and sketchbooks on your breakfast table in fun mugs kept on a tray. Let them draw in the morning or while having a snack after school.
- Play music. Try out different kinds of music on different days...see how they get inspired by what they are hearing....classical one day, big band jazz on another...etc.
More to come on the subject of inspiring creativity (for kids and grown ups!)