Sunday, May 10, 2009

Child Creativity

When I was in the 2-year olds' classroom the other day, I noticed the easel at which the children paint beautiful paintings. Instantly, a memorable tune slid into my mind. Flowers are Red by Harry Chapin is a prophetic song that gives careful advice to teachers and parents on how to nurture - not stifle - creativity in children.

Sir Ken Robinson's TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" is also an excellent lesson on how careful we have to be when it comes to providing a supportive environment for right-brained thinkers to express their creativity. This clip is entertaining as well as enlightening.

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