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06/08/2018
Creativity comes naturally to most children. It should be nurtured and grown. Here are some fun ways to boost your youngster's creativity this summer.

Don’t Let Your Child’s Creativity Fade Away

Children are filled with boundless energy and creativity. Unfortunately, as children grow older, they start losing their creativity (or at least hide it away). Creativity is a trait that everyone should have. Creative people tend to be successful at looking at things differently, finding new solutions to everyday problems, and in life in general. You should try to help your children maintain and grow their sense of wonder and creativeness. You can do that by following some of these fun activities they can try over the summer.

7 Summer Activities to Give Your Children a Creative Boost

It’s Time for Fairy Tales

Fairytales are great sources of knowledge that people sometimes don’t consider. Introduce your children to the wonderful world of books by reading some fairy tales with them. Try to inspire them to enjoy reading by taking them to a bookstore to choose their books. There are so many great things everyone can gain from reading books, from growing their vocabulary to learning about other cultures and traditions. Try to make sure that whatever your children read is quality work.

Give Writing a Try

Your children probably make up many stories, especially when they’re playing. Maybe they should write those stories down. Writing is an excellent creative outlet. There are so many things to write. Encourage your youngsters to document their summer activities or to write themselves into their favorite story. If your children don’t know where to start with their writing, a summer tutoring program can guide them in the right direction. The Tutoring Center, Auburn CA can help your budding writer. Call them at (530) 878-5010 to learn about their tutoring options

Go Outdoors

It’s not healthy for children to remain indoors all the time. There’s so much fun to be had outdoors. How about trying some science projects in the backyard? Let your children explore the outdoors where they can play in the mud, climb some trees, and look at some bugs and animals. Join them and lay down in the grass to watch the clouds move. See what shapes they can point out.

Bring the Magic of the Movies Home

Making movies requires a lot of creative thinking. Why not take on a family summer project and make a movie at home? Everyone can be involved and they can all have different roles. There will need to be a director, actors, a scriptwriter, a camera person, and a movie editor. Youngsters can even create their original music for the film. Don’t forget about the costumes!

Head to the Kitchen

Cooking can be an enjoyable and educational activity. There’s plenty to learn in the kitchen. Plus, after every “lesson,” your child ends up with a tasty treat. Although your children should probably start by following a recipe, there are still many opportunities to be creative, whether it be by choosing the sauce and toppings for a pizza or decorating a cake. As the children grow more confident in the kitchen, they can start creating their own recipes. Not only will cooking help their creativity and keep them entertained, it will also help them learn to be a bit more independent.

Bring Out the Legos

Children 4-99 can all enjoy the fun that Legos bring. They’re the perfect toy for budding architects, engineers, or just anyone who likes to build things. Legos allow them to build complex structures, create new characters, and make up stories. Let your children play with Legos and building blocks to see what they can come up with. Make sure they pick them up when they’re done. It can be really painful to step on a Lego. If your children also enjoy movies, you should download a stop-motion movie maker app so that they can make their own stop-motion films.

Live in the Moment

Teach your child to live in the moment and enjoy every little thing they do. Learning to appreciate the simple and little things in life can also be a great creativity booster, not to mention it brings happiness.

Help Your Children’s Brain Power Grow This Summer

Help your child’s creative mind remain healthy and strong by keeping them active with tutoring. Sometimes all those ideas running around in your youngster's head need to be guided in the right direction. The Tutoring Center, Auburn CA can help do that with their different tutoring programs. Call them at (530) 878-5010 to learn all about their summer tutoring options.

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