Make Time Together isn't just a slogan or a catch phrase that we cooked up because we thought it was on-trend. Empowering and encouraging families to Make Time Together is the heart + soul of Creative QT and it's why we do what we do!
Throughout the month of April we are focusing on healthy and happy children. Here are top reasons that engaging in creative activities with your kids is a good thing for health and happiness!
Creativity Requires Collaboration
Creativity requires communication and teamwork! Whether it is an art project, an engineering challenge, or a science experiment, all creative activities require us to talk to each other and work as a team. Having open and trustworthy communication lines with your kids is crucial to their happiness.
Make Mistakes and Laugh About Them
When we are being creative we often make mistakes. Whether it's spilling paint or knocking over our sculpture, these experiences can become family tales for years to come. We bet your kids will also have a good giggle at some of your artistic attempts too! We are strong believers in the power of laughter.
Age Has No Place in Creativity
Family members of any age can enjoy getting creative. Just because you have a baby doesn't mean you can't get the whole family enjoying artwork or building projects. It simply means that you have to adapt them. We'll let you into a little secret too- as parents it can be extremely therapeutic getting hands on with arts and crafts with your kids, rather than just tidying up the mess! Being positive role models for your kids is such a fantastic way to reinforce good attitudes and behavior.
Creative Projects are a Level Playing Field
Most days we spend our time as parents being 'in charge'. We get tired of it, and we are pretty sure our kids get bored of hearing our voices too! So why not eliminate those roles of 'kids' and 'parents', and just enjoy everyone for who they are and what they contribute. You never know, the kids might even need to take control with some creative activities!
Creativity Promotes Individuality
Creative projects have the amazing ability to reflect personalities. We love seeing how our kids express themselves. It can be quite eye-opening to see how they go about challenges, and the way they plan out their actions. We don't love our kids in spite of their quirks, we love them because of their quirks! Giving them the freedom to show these off is so much fun!
We hope this article has helped to get your creative juices flowing. Play based learning activities, as well as arts and crafts, are great for learning and for the soul. Be sure to take the time to join in with your littles as you'll both benefit from it, we promise. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for fun ways to get creative with the family!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use ourStoryBricks® andPeel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.