Creativity and Imagination
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Let’s look at some examples of supporting a child’s approaches to learning specifically learning through creativity and imagination.
Questions to ask yourself:
We just saw creativity and imagination at work. What are you already doing at home with your child that is similar to the examples shown in the video?
What are some additional activities that you could try to support your child's creativity, persistence, organization, independence, and cooperation with others?
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
Dinosaur Train: Nature Tracker Clubhouse - Watch this video with your child to find out how Buddy and his siblings build their own clubhouse to explore and learn about nature. How can your child explore nature in your own home or backyard?
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Sir Daniel the Brave - Learn how Daniel Tiger uses his imagination to find adventure and save the king! What adventures can your child find when he uses his imagination?
Curious George: Day at the Beach - Curious George likes to build sand castles. Help your child explore science and develop creativity by building and decorating sand castles with George.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Sandcastle - Daniel Tiger is playing in the sand. Encourage your child to use creative building skills to design a sand castle for Daniel.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Building a Neighborhood - Stir your child’s imagination by letting her reuse materials like milk cartons and cardboard tubes to create her own neighborhood.
Super Why: Super Song...Super Band - Have your child start a band by writing songs and playing instruments that she made herself with everyday items found in your home.
PBS KIDS Lab: Home Collections - Collect small (age-appropriate) items from around the house and encourage your child notice the differences and similarities as he sorts them.
Martha Speaks: Obstacle Course - Use chairs, stools, cardboard boxes, pillows, or other household items to make an obstacle course for your child to navigate and explore.