We here at Ekidsland
Publishing will do our part by publishing stories
and illustrations created by children directly on
our site. We believe that recognition and reward
will help children gain confidence in themselves and
will encourage them to continue to read, write and
We also believe that parents
need to take the lead in creating the desire in
their children to express that creativity.
Here are some helpful tips we hope parents will
use to stimulate and develop their children's creativity:
1.) What are some common mistakes parents
make that stifle their child’s creativity?
on a movie or video game to entertain the child.
1. movies and video games do have their place, but
not as an excuse to NOT interact with your child.
2. They are being exposed to someone else’s
creativity, not expressing their own.
the time necessary to work with your children.
1. by taking the time necessary to help with your
child’s development and growth helps create a closer bond. A child is
more inclined to listen to someone who is close to them and expresses a
sincere desire for their positive growth and development.
2. by taking the time necessary, a parent can more
quickly discover the child’s strength and weaknesses. A problem or
attribute discovered quickly can be resolved or strengthened much easier
and with better success.
the school system to create the desire to explore children’s creativity.
1. parents brought their child into this world,
they are primarily responsibility for their growth and development.
2. the school system cannot be relied
upon to develop an individual child’s creativity and
skills set necessary for that child’s growth and development. The
parents have a more direct relationship and reasoning for that child’s growth and
development than the school
system. The “desire”
should be created and developed at home. The school system can teach the
child the mechanics
of improving upon it, but the desire begins in the home.
2.) What are five tips that help parents
feed their child’s imagination?
encourage your child to read, write and draw
1. Read to your child every
night if possible.
2. Assign short creative tasks that your child
can accomplish quickly. Seeing the immediate results and rewards of
their efforts encourages a child to continue.
a. Have he or she write a short
and creative paragraph each night.
b. Have he or she draw a simple
drawing which expresses something that
happened during his or her day.
encourage your child to talk about his or her dreams, wishes, and
1. a few really high quality minutes spent with
your child each night will give you great insight into your child’s
heart and mind.
2. these few minutes will also help you set
goals and conditions regarding their development and growth.
encourage your child to set goals
1. A recent study (see below) proved that a
person who sets SMART goals becomes more successful that a person who
2. Children who learns the importance of
setting goals in life will have a huge advantage over their peers in all
aspects of life - both throughout their schooldays and, later on when
they leave school, in their careers and other endeavors.
a. developing reading and
b. developing speaking skills
c. developing broad
relationship skills, individually, team work, etc.
habits which promote creativity
1. parents should exercise
consistency to help a child learn good habits
2. set specific times of the day that a child
must perform certain tasks. This will create a habit of productivity and more
positively promote creativity.
Monitor the child’s results
1. creating expectations for your child teaches
them that “follow-through” is as important as “starting.” A parent needs
to help the child set goals, but then needs to set and maintain
expectations for the conclusion.
2. monitoring your child also assists the child
in learning that results are expected and are not just merely an option.
In later life this will pay off handsomely.
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