Once upon a time, boys who engaged in creative play and hobbies that were perceived as feminine - like crafting or cooking - were laughed at, so many boys often stopped doing them! Thankfully, we have moved on from believing that boys are limited in their abilities to create and innovate :)
We know that kids who often practice creative pursuits in life (such as writing, singing, crafting, painting and dancing) are generally more thoughtful, reflective, better in problem solving, challenge the norm and build greater confidence. Read Creativity can empower your kids to learn more.
Studies show that most boys are innately good at building structures but when it comes to other forms of creativity, boys are often not given the opportunity to express their true enthusiasm and potential. They are often dismissed as 'being boys' who do not have the patience to sit still for long periods or follow instructions in order to create.
One of my greatest intentions is to debunk this myth after getting regularly creative with my first born son and delighting in experiencing his creative juices flow. Little boys are naturally active. To help increase their attention span and keep his focus, it is best to start early and encourage experimenting with different creative pursuits.
After getting creative with my second born son, I have the pleasure in proving my prediction. I have curated various creative activities for your inspiration, including the ones below:
Who would have thought having our two beautiful boys would help to affirm my own creativity? I am grateful to do it all over again with my toddling daughter! I would love to hear how you get creative with your kids in the comments section. Thanks for dropping by :)
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