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January 28, 2019

Soar in 4 is Inspiring Creativity

Creativity is not limited to artistic and musical expression—it is also essential for science, math, and even social and emotional intelligence.  Our January Soar in 4 introduced families to use both new and familiar materials in imaginative ways.  Creative play is the serious business of young children and the opportunity to play freely is vital to healthy development.  When we encourage creative thinking, we help to maintain children’s motivation and passion for in-depth learning. Encouraging children to keep on generating new ideas fosters their creative-thinking abilities.  Our Soar in 4 activities had us digging deeper through art, exploring magical movement and introduced us to “just imagine” games.   Creative play is a vital part of childhood and child development. Through creative and imaginative play children can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and even physically. Creative experiences help a child develop these skills and enable them to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Encouraging creativity in your child doesn’t need to be expensive.  Spend time outdoors. Because nature is ever changing, it provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, and problem solving. The natural world inspires children to think, question, make suppositions, and develop creative minds. Children can draw in sand, make designs with twigs, build forts with branches, or simply lie on the ground and look up at the sky.  Early childhood is the peak time to nurture children’s imaginations.  Our Soar in 4 families were exposed to rich language and diverse content which will help prepare their minds to succeed in school.  And parents left with inspirational home activities to continue creativity at home.