Monday, January 25, 2010
Tolerate the Offbeat
"Tolerate the offbeat" is one of the guidelines presented in an article posted on The Creativity Institute entitled “Creative Play Helps Children Grow” by Marilyn Lopes. To nurture creativity in children, she suggests that you encourage the unexpected responses and output from your child as well as the expected. Give them positive reinforcement when they use their imagination. That’s why The Creativity Institute specializes in toys that are “open-ended” and give a child creative options, such as blocks, musical toys, puppets and art supplies. We don’t carry games and puzzles, because they only have one “correct” outcome.
For more ideas on how to stimulate growing imaginations and make children more creative, visit The Creativity Institute for dozens of articles on creativity in children.
You can read Ms. Lopes full article here:
Chief Imagination Officer