CALM AND CONNECTED - EPISODE 29
Creativity & Imaginative Play
I've been doing a lot of reading and watching about creativity and imagination recently. I watched Sir Ken Robinson's ted talk about creativity and schools. He identifies creativity as an essential skill for children. He said that "creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."
I've also been reading some of Tony Wagner's work recently. He's a well-known education advocate and expert, and he has identified seven 21st century skills, which are those skills kids should build to help prepare them for the future.
Creativity & Imaginative play….
Build resilience through mistakes
Encourage curiosity, exploration, and innovation
Are great ways to practice communication, flexible thinking & problem solving
Even help with executive functioning skills!