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How creative thinking benefits children



Creative thinking is among the most sought-after life and work skills in the 21st century. The demand for creativity, however, exceeds the degree to which it is available and developed. It plays a vital role in science, innovation, and the arts. Creativity has the ability to generate original and useful ideas that drives us forward, and it is among the most sought-after life and work skills in our complex, fast-changing world.

Source: Ritter, S. M., Gu, X., Crijns, M., & Biekens, P. (2020). Fostering students' creative thinking skills by means of a one-year creativity training program. PloS one, 15(3), e0229773.


The importance of creative play


A child can benefit from creative play in many ways such as socially, mentally and even physically. Having the ability to be creative can show a child's feelings. A child's early life experience can enhance their development of creativity. Being able to express themselves in a creative way can be very vital in a child's life. This is a way to help them show their true feelings. The advantages of creative play includes self expression, self confidence, imagination and creativity.