I encourage them by praising their effort. Asking related questions such as 'what you have drawn or created?. Often I show the good work to other children.
This post helps you learn tips which can help encourage creativity among kids.
In Childhood and Society, Erik Erikson wrote that the developmental goals of school-age children fall into four main categories:
Arts and crafts help children experience and practice their skills in all four of these areas.
Tips to encourage Creativity
- Take time with a child’s art.
- Show respect for the art and the artist’s process
- Comment on lines, shapes and colors: “I see you used three colors.”
- Show curiosity: “How did you get this effect here?”
- Comment on changes: “Your drawings look bigger these days.”
- Ask open-ended questions: “Will you tell me about your picture?”
- Provide fuel for creativity: “What other materials do you need?”
- Collect recycled boxes, tubes, and lumber scraps. Make 3-D creations.
- Provide a variety of drawing, painting, and clay materials.
- Praise their work
- Show good work to other children
- Avoid coloring books.
Remember: Art is not coloring books or mimeo sheets.
Art is not copying or coloring between the lines.
Art is not restrictive.
To be art, a work has to demonstrate individuality.