American Children Growing Less Creative

Tests since 1990 show a steady decline in the creativity levels of American children, despite the fact that IQ tests indicate they are getting smarter.  Read this article from care2 about how American children are growing less creative.

KEY TAKE AWAYS

-It is when education centers around the asking of questions and the searching for solutions, that learning occurs and creativity is fostered.

-Parents can promote creativity, too, by encouraging the natural instincts of children to ask “why”.

-Parents who are responsive, but who also challenge their children and create a home environment where children must learn to be flexible and to entertain themselves, produce more creative youngsters.

-The king of all creativity makers is still play.

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