Every child is born with imagination, and sometimes all it needs is a spark
to unleash a fire of limitless potential. The great Albert Einstein himself said,
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
So what unlocks imagination?… You are spot on if you said creativity!
We live in a world where almost every child eventually gets sucked in to the vortex of electronic games and social media, which is increasingly replacing traditional forms of social and hands-on fun or even creative thinking. While some people suggest playing computer games can aid in the development of essential skills required for today’s world, experts point out many disadvantages including addiction and aggressive behaviour. But let’s face it, parenting in this digital age can be very tough. Focusing on a screen is a passive way of learning for children. We cannot eliminate this trend as it may be a requirement in the 21st century for many reasons. But what we can do is to help our kids find a happy median and help them see that allowing themselves to be creative opens up a whole new world of wonder and imagination that they didn’t even know was hiding inside them. But sometimes our kids don’t even know what they are missing out on… So they may need a bit of a nudge from their parents to give something a go…
At Creative SparX we understand the need to strike a balance with today’s technology whilst sparking interest in creativity and unlocking imagination. We are parents just like you, and we know how challenging it is to get today’s children to limit screen time and still keep them entertained. The key here is to provide them with a suitable and engaging alternative and one such method is to nurture and encourage the creation of something new and different. So what better way to do this than by combining the wonders of Art, Craft & Science! Although we may not realise it, creativity is the glue that holds science, technology, engineering and math, together and by providing children with a space to freely express themselves, we might help them open their minds to unlimited possibilities.
Why Creative SparX and why is what we do important?…
Everyone wants to raise children who reach their highest intellectual, social and emotional potential. Imagination is the door to possibilities. It is where ingenuity, and thinking outside the box begin for anyone. Critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities are goals for any child’s development and they acquire these valuable life skills by experimenting with simple things around them. Imagination also builds social-emotional development by allowing children to contemplate on different solutions, thus boosting their confidence, which can be invaluable when interacting with others and joining the future workforce as happy, successful and confident individuals.
But being creative can be VERY messy, expensive and a magnet for clutter as you will find yourself buying various craft supplies but using them only in small portions, requiring a space to store them for later use. Now imagine having to clean up after your creative child… Yay! to you if you can do it with a smile… For many, having a mess free living room is as important as letting your child have fun. At creative SparX we take this stress off you, forget the mess and everything that goes with it and let us deal with all the ‘not so enjoyable’ things about being creative. Instead sit down, relax in our beautiful creative gardens and re-live your own childhood by playing with your child or watch them be free to celebrate their own uniqueness, diversity and unlock their own potential.