Both of my girls are incredibly creative in many areas, including art, music and writing. I am not trying to brag, but I must admit both my girls are also very intelligent. I had heard there may be a connection between a high IQ and a penchant for creativity, so I wanted to research that. I read a few articles online that explained why creativity is important for children. The main point of the information I gathered was there were two main areas effected when creativity is used and why creativity is important. The first is it helps children express themselves and gives them the safety to share their feelings either through artistic expression or verbally. The other point was it also taps into something called “divergent thinking”, which is a 2 step thought process. The first step is the brain is searched for prior knowledge on how to do certain tasks. This is actually a great exercise for your brain. The second step is when the creativity to make something new is used, it makes the brain generate new ideas and gather new information. Again, this is an exercise that makes your brain stronger, because like other muscles, it needs to be worked out. With the huge Arts and Craft Supply Center from Lakeshore Learning, Caitlin can flex those brain muscles all day long!
Artistic Expression In Art
I love that my girls are so artistically talented and I have a treasure trove full of their past projects. I have both girls on video singing and playing the violin and ukulele. From the time they were both very young they seemed to always have a crayon, marker, pair of scissors or a bottle of glue in their hand. They also were constantly in my pantry getting macaroni and other interesting things they could glue onto something or make into a piece of jewelry. I can assure you with the huge Arts And Crafts Supply Center, which sells for $49.99 from Lakeshore Learning, Caitlin has been kept VERY busy!! This collection has 20 clear view drawers filled with everything your artist could want. You will find pom poms, glue sticks, glitter, foam pieces, ribbons and a million other cool things. With the activity book which is included, your child find their artistic expression in art and can do one of 20 projects included in the book. Caitlin decided to go old school with her painting, but as you can see, she is quite the Picasso lol.
Lakeshore got it’s start when in 1954, Ethelyn Kaplan, a single mother, decided to pack up her family and move to California. She to open a toy store selling toys to parents, but soon, local schools were calling her for art materials and other supplies. Mrs. Kaplan listened to her customers. Sensing an untapped market, she sold the store and started Lakeshore Learning Materials. Recently, Lakeshore Learning added a new line of educational toys that kids can play with at home. This extensive line can be purchased from Lakeshorelearning.com and the products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more. As part of the company’s long-standing dedication to making a real difference in the quality of children’s education, Lakeshore will donate $1 from every Learning at Home order through December 2013 to DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning nonprofit organization that supports classrooms across the country.
One USA reader will win one Arts & Crafts Supply Center ($49.99)