HuffPost: Making Time for Creativity is Crucial for Kids
The first exposure children have to creativity as a concept is through guided play. Though young children are curious by nature, creativity is slightly more structured, and can be cultivated by parents and educators. When interacting with kids during guided play time, look for learning opportunities. Encourage questions, and just as importantly, ask your child questions. Focus on simple toys and materials that promote experimentation, like blocks, paint, and playdough.