We all know that our toddlers are innately and naturally creative. Just watch them play with their favorite “toy”, that’s not really a toy at all, but something they’ve re-purposed to entertain themselves.
But, the unfortunate thing is that creativity is on the decline in our country, as our kids’ scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking have been steadily going down since 1990.
There are lots of factors that contribute to this decline, including more screen time for younger children, toys with batteries that do the “playing” for the child, and an educational system that needs to produce results on standardized tests, meaning less room for creative outlets at school.
We as parents can have a big impact on boosting our children’s creativity though, here are eight ways to inspire creativity in your toddler:
How do you encourage and inspire your toddler’s creativity?