Parents often ask me how they can nurture creativity in their children. I tell them children model their parents. For example, instead of saying, “I’m not creative at all,” say, “I love to create things!”
Children enjoy the creative process – process (not product) being the key word. If your child sees you taking risks and making things, she will follow your model.
When children observe us creating, they begin projects of their own. If you’re looking for a book to jumpstart your creativity, Twyla Tharp’sThe Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life