The importance of creativity
Creativity, as I see it, is an important skill for any child and adult to have, as it is helpful throughout our lives. It is not only used or saved for “artistic people” but it is used in our daily lives. All children are born creative, we can see this in the way a child easily plays with toys or peers using their imagination without any sort of self-doubt.
But why is creativity so important:
It is a process of self-expression. Creative experiences can help children express and cope with their feelings. ... Creativity also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation. Creativity opens the mind. It broadens our perspectives and can help us overcome prejudices.Plus, it develops confidence, language, physical and thinking skills, imagination and emotional understanding.
Dramatic play helps preschoolers make sense of the world. Arts and craft activities encourage self-expression and decision-making.
The most important thing creativity leads to is new thinking. If you can use your imagination to see problems differently, to see ideas differently you will come up with solutions that nobody else has thought of. Plus, it is fun!
There are many different ways and areas that we can play around to develop our imagination and creativity:
- Music and singing
- Dramatic play
- Creative writing
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the entire world.” - Albert Einstein