Connecting children’s art and creativity

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Art
is the native language of children and a powerful universal tool for nurturing
children’s innate creativity. Research indicates that a child who is exposed to
the arts acquires a special ability to think creatively, be original, discover,
innovate and create intellectual property – key attributes for individual
success and social prosperity in the 21st century.

                                          –
International Child Art Foundation


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    Rashmie
    August 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I read these words again and again! So true! And isn’t it great that you and I (and so many other mothers around) as mommy to these little girls are doing our bit to foster a creative environment filled with love and care… :)

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    bernice
    August 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Last Friday I attended a special art workshop for educators run by Dr. Barbara Piscitelli as part of the Cairns (Australia) Indigenous Art Festival. She expressed very similar views. The workshop looked at how she uses art, in particular with indigenous children, (Australia Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders) to help them express who they are, where they live and explore their childhood. She demonstrated how visual arts can be used as a vehicle to promote creativity and thought, in turn becoming a vehicle to develop and nurture literacy skills.
    Art is very powerful and so incredibly wonderful.

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    Kelly @ AhimsaMama
    September 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This is great. Creativity is so vital for success, and yet so many people discount the importance of art in favor of more academic pursuits.

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    [email protected]
    March 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Jean, I am enjoying your blog.
    In the recent post on my blog, Two Artists Aloft, I have created a link to your blog since my article has a lot to to with children and creativity. This most recent post is called “Saturday”
    Please click this link and take a look. http://andreabrooksstudio.wordpress.com/andrea-brooks-studio-licensing-blog/
    We hope that you will decide to become a follower.
    Andrea Brooks

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    [email protected]
    March 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Forgot to mention that it will be published early tomorrow am so don’t go there until after 8 am est.
    Andrea

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