Creativity is the ability to think and express oneself in new and original ways. It is not a trait that is being encouraged in all school environments. However, it is an essential trait that every child needs to develop, as it enables them to come up with unique ideas, solve problems, and adapt to changing circumstances. 

One way to foster creativity in children is by providing them with an environment that stimulates their imagination. This can be achieved by creating a space where they can freely explore, experiment, and play without the fear of being judged or criticized. Such an environment can be found in almost any room at Indi-ED. As we move into the more creative and hands-on part of our inquiry and ecology projects, the kids are in full blown creativity mode.

Another way to promote creativity in children is through exposure to various forms of art, such as music, painting, and dance. This is part of the reason why we go out into the community for our “electives”. These art forms can help to stimulate their senses and inspire them to create their own works of art. Exposing children to different cultures, literature, and experiences can also broaden their horizons and encourage them to think outside the box.

It is important to note that creativity is not just limited to the arts or school. It can also be expressed in other areas such as science, math, and engineering and encouraged at home. Encouraging children to think creatively can help them to develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.

At Indi-ED we believe that creativity is a vital skill that every child should develop. It enables them to think independently, solve problems, and adapt to changing circumstances. Supporting children to become creative thinkers is one of the most important traits because they will grow into people who are able to tackle any challenge that comes their way.