How do you encourage your child's creativity?

United States
June 7, 2007 11:32pm CST
My three year old loves to paint and draw with crayons, so that's how we spend most of our day. It's my way of encouraging her creativity. But, I know that as she gets older she'll want to explore more options. So, I'm looking for ideas on ways to help her express herself. How do you encourage your children to be creative? Through story time? Painting? Crafting or beadmaking? Scrapbooking? Please share your ideas.
4 responses
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 07
I think most children are creative. Get him involved in many activities and spot the one that he excel and good at. From there you can deepen his interest by sending him to attend classes or tuition for that interest.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
We have desame child my daughter, since she was a kid I really saw that she really loves to draw and paint. When she is only 2 yrs old I tried to give her a pencil and piece of paper she knows where to use it and somehow It's only a abstrack writing every now and then she used to asked for the pencils and paper, and I tried to bought her some coloring books and pen colors. When she reach 5yrs old I really saw how was her hand is gifted in doing these kind of talent. But I noticed that she is not too sociable and she is more quiet and just want to draw and color all day she seldom play with his playmates. So I decided to enrolled her in some dancing class so that she can relate and play and be with others and also to develop her confidence. But still she did not forget her talent but It works too now she is already 10 yrs old she is very good in drawings and painting and she is now very friendly too. Maybe I will suggest to you that let him continued what he really wants but also observe him of some attitude that may cause of to much of his talent.
@oasis_9 (833)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Let her watch educational programs my cousin love to watch a show in disney channel which teaches children how to do stuff with common materials and he really enjoys the show and they sometimes teaches them to draw cartoon character...
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
8 Jun 07
We do a little of everything. Reading, drawing, painting, clay, music, you name it.