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Fostering
Creativity
in Your
Children
Julie says that her three children, ages
10 and 11, are so absorbed in homework
and school activities that they just
have no time to be creative. She tells, “I
remember when they were young, they
drew and painted and played with play-
dough. And now everything is different;
after my children do their homework
and activities, they just sit in front of the
screen, either TV or computer and play
games or watch TV. It’s so disheartening
to see young minds so unimaginative and
so dependent on manmade machinery…”
SUMMER IS HERE AND
WITH THAT, SCHOOL
IS OUT FOR CHILDREN.
BUT INSTEAD OF
EXCESSIVE TV
VIEWING AND
OVERDOING THE
DIGITAL GADGETS,
HEALTH
LOOKS
AT HOW WE
CAN INCULCATE
CREATIVITY INTO
OUR CHILDREN AND
IN TURN, FUEL THEIR
ARTISTIC TALENTS…
The Roots
From the first baby hand tentatively
digging in the bowl of cereal and eagerly
fingering the lumpy texture to crayon
writing on the walls, the fun of taking
an every-day activity and making a
game centered on it are the motivators
for the natural creativity that these days
is being lost too soon. According to
Devika Singh, Clinical Psychologist at
Dubai’s Herbal and Treatment Center,
generally creativity has been defined as
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