Where &#100&#105&#100 he come &#117&#112 &#119&#105&#116&#104 that? &#75&#105&#100&#115 often amaze us &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 imaginative &#105&#100&#101&#97&#115, &#97&#110&#100 we &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 give ourselves a pat on the back for playing a role &#105&#110 this development. &#73&#110&#110&#111&#118&#97&#116&#105&#118&#101 thinking is essential for success in &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108 and &#105&#110 &#108&#105&#102&#101, &#97&#110&#100 &#105&#116’&#115 our job as parents &#116&#111 nurture &#111&#117&#114 &#107&#105&#100&#115′ innate &#100&#101&#115&#105&#114&#101 to &#98&#101 &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#105&#118&#101. Inventive play &#102&#111&#115&#116&#101&#114&#115 &#111&#114&#105&#103&#105&#110&#97&#108 thinking, an asset &#119&#104&#101&#110 children &#97&#114&#101 confronted with &#110&#101&#119 situations. By providing activities that &#117&#115&#101 their creativity and &#105&#109&#97&#103&#105&#110&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115, &#119&#101 are &#103&#105&#118&#105&#110&#103 our &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#110 &#105&#109&#112&#111&#114&#116&#97&#110&#116 &#116&#111&#111&#108 to deal &#119&#105&#116&#104 life down the road.

Give them ideas.

Children &#99&#111&#109&#101 up with things to do &#111&#110 their own, &#98&#117&#116 we &#97&#108&#115&#111 &#110&#101&#101&#100 to &#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#100&#101 them with &#110&#101&#119 ideas of &#105&#110&#116&#101&#114&#101&#115&#116&#105&#110&#103 activities. Think back to what &#121&#111&#117 &#100&#105&#100 &#97&#115 a kid. &#68&#105&#100 you write a &#100&#105&#97&#114&#121, &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#101 elaborate puppet shows, &#111&#114 sing and dance &#102&#111&#114 relatives? Share ideas from your own &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#104&#111&#111&#100 experiences. Offer creative writing ideas like writing an &#101&#112&#105&#115&#111&#100&#101 for a favorite &#116&#101&#108&#101&#118&#105&#115&#105&#111&#110 show or &#119&#114&#105&#116&#105&#110&#103 a new ending to a &#102&#97&#118&#111&#114&#105&#116&#101 &#115&#116&#111&#114&#121. Craft projects offer another outlet for &#105&#110&#115&#112&#105&#114&#105&#110&#103 imaginations. Craft kits, &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#116&#104&#111&#115&#101 &#102&#114&#111&#109 Curiosity Kits and ALEX, offer a wide variety of unusual and &#102&#117&#110 projects. &#84&#104&#101&#121’&#118&#101 brought us a &#108&#111&#110&#103 way from the sock &#112&#117&#112&#112&#101&#116&#115 &#111&#102 &#111&#117&#114 youth. These manufacturers &#111&#102&#102&#101&#114 ideas and supplies to make such things as scrapbooks, &#112&#111&#119&#101&#114&#98&#97&#108&#108&#115, soaps, candy, sun catchers, dolls, planes, dinosaurs, jewelry &#116&#114&#101&#97&#115&#117&#114&#101&#115, and lots of &#100&#101&#99&#111&#114&#97&#116&#105&#118&#101 items. Kids can gather ideas &#102&#114&#111&#109 the instructions, and then give &#116&#104&#101 &#112&#114&#111&#106&#101&#99&#116&#115 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 own &#117&#110&#105&#113&#117&#101 touches.

Keep &#105&#100&#101&#97&#115 fresh.

Pick up any parenting magazine and you’ll find lots &#111&#102 ideas to get &#116&#104&#111&#115&#101 &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#105&#118&#101 juices &#102&#108&#111&#119&#105&#110&#103 in your kids. &#83&#101&#97&#114&#99&#104 the web and check &#111&#117&#116 &#99&#114&#97&#102&#116 stores. &#75&#101&#101&#112 a journal or file &#102&#111&#114 magazine clippings and ideas as you &#102&#105&#110&#100 them. Stockpile so that &#121&#111&#117’&#108&#108 &#107&#110&#111&#119 how to &#97&#110&#115&#119&#101&#114 &#116&#104&#101 &#119&#104&#105&#110&#121 I’m &#98&#111&#114&#101&#100 call from &#121&#111&#117&#114 kids.

Give them &#102&#114&#101&#101&#100&#111&#109.

&#10&#79&#110&#99&#101 you’ve given your kids some &#115&#117&#103&#103&#101&#115&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 and supplies, &#115&#116&#101&#112 back &#97&#110&#100 see which &#116&#104&#101&#121 choose and &#119&#104&#101&#114&#101 &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#103&#111 with &#116&#104&#101&#109. This unstructured play time gives &#107&#105&#100&#115 an opportunity to stretch &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 creative muscles. &#87&#97&#116&#99&#104 &#97&#115 they incorporate your &#105&#100&#101&#97&#115 and branch out &#111&#110 their &#111&#119&#110.

&#10&#83&#101&#116 an example.

Chances &#97&#114&#101, if you are a creative &#112&#101&#114&#115&#111&#110, your child &#119&#105&#108&#108 be &#116&#111&#111. You &#100&#105&#115&#112&#108&#97&#121 creativity &#105&#110 your everyday &#97&#99&#116&#105&#118&#105&#116&#105&#101&#115 like &#119&#104&#101&#110 you reason with a &#100&#105&#115&#103&#114&#117&#110&#116&#108&#101&#100 child, &#99&#104&#97&#110&#103&#101 lyrics to &#115&#111&#110&#103&#115, and maybe &#101&#118&#101&#110 do some interpretive dancing to entertain a &#116&#111&#100&#100&#108&#101&#114. Your children &#115&#101&#101 &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#115&#105&#108&#108&#105&#110&#101&#115&#115 and it rubs off on &#116&#104&#101&#109. &#89&#111&#117 surely use creativity &#116&#111 juggle your and &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#121’&#115 schedules. &#73&#116’&#115 &#97 great idea &#116&#111 point out &#116&#111 &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#107&#105&#100&#115 how you &#117&#115&#101 &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#105&#118&#105&#116&#121 &#105&#110 your daily life.

As parents, we always try to do the &#118&#101&#114&#121 best for &#111&#117&#114 kids and provide opportunities that &#119&#105&#108&#108 help them mature into intelligent, capable adults. &#78&#117&#114&#116&#117&#114&#105&#110&#103 their creative spirits helps them along this &#114&#111&#97&#100. With &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 well-developed imaginations, maybe they’ll turn it into a yellow brick, pink polka-dotted road &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#115&#112&#97&#114&#107&#108&#101&#115!

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