Enhance Children’s Creativity in School

Hello guys! After I wrote my opinion about creativegeneralist blog last week, now I want to review another inspiring website called creativeoverflow.net. In my opinion, this website is very useful. Why? Beside this website is very informative, creativeoverflow.net delivering many inspiration and lesson in different way, such as via unique articles and tutorials. Many articles wrote in this website and Pak Agus picked one article titled How to Enhance Creativity in School Children. It’s time for me to review this article. Enjoy!

First of all, I will describe creative in my own word. I think that creative is how people can think outside the box and breakthrough, different from others. Creative can also describe as how people begin to think about new innovation that they never thought before. Sometimes when people hear creative, people will also think about arts. But, this website describe that “Being creative is about finding innovative ways to solve problems, generating new ideas and finding ways to make things better to name a few.”

Some research found that enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally, and emotionally. When we was child, teacher is the important role of our (as a student) creativity. They thought us about how to think creative in many ways. In kindergarten, we learned about how to solve problem in a simple game. Our brain trained how to solve problem from we were child. So, in elementary school until college, our brain can solve many problem from easy ones to difficult problem. As a teacher, they have big responsibility to teach us how to become creative and also smart way to solve problem. There are some activities that can enhance children creativity:
1. Word Games
Word games can encourage creative thinking because it allows children to make connections and relationships between different words. Some popular word games are Scrabbles and Bookworm.
2. Visual Thinking Games
This games employ the use of visual thinking because children encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively. Show a picture and make the story about that. This games also teach people to look at something from all different angles and perspectives.
3. Drawing Games
This games can help children build on existing concepts, knowledge, and ideas, another key aspect of creativity. When we was child, our parents give us a paper with many dots. If we make line from those point then we will see one picture from those dots.

Everyone was born with their creativity. They have different way to show their creativity. We as young generation should be more creative and innovative that always come up with new ideas. The author of this article is Kelli Cooper. She is a freelance writer who specializes in education topics among others.

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