Any day now, for many all over the world, summer will officially come to a close. Most children have bid a fond, somewhat wistful farewell to lazy days and hello to another school year while parents gear up for busy mornings and the upcoming holiday season.
With so much on our minds these days, taking a break to do something creative with our children may seem to be nothing short of impossible.
National Keep Kids Creative Week is September 20-26. More than ever before, children are losing their innate ability to “think outside the box” at early ages.
Government standards have prompted teachers to focus on teaching skills and knowledge needed to pass tests. They hope that parents will be able to encourage children to explore and imagine.
Use this week to become inspired. Take a trip to your local craft store for ideas. Visit daytimer.com and check out our highlighters and pens. They are sure to make kids, of all ages, excited about writing and drawing.
Then flip the switch on the computer, and the TV sets to watch the creative juices flow. Time spent with family, having fun, using your imagination, could turn out to be one the most rewarding, and memorable parts of the busy season ahead.
“All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.”