School isn’t only about learning the ABCs, arithmetic, and social interactions. School is also a place to foster a love of learning and incorporate creativity into a child’s life. At the Ivy League, we pride ourselves on enriching your child with both a solid education in preschool to get them started in kindergarten as well as institute creativity into the classroom. By creating an environment that is caring and nurturing, we’re able to give your child an education while also instilling a healthy dose of creativity with various enjoyable activities. Through providing a foundation for education and creativity, your child will stay on a lifelong path of learning that will help them through school and beyond.

The Big Picture Of Creativity

According to Webster’s Dictionary creativity means, “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.” Creativity can be attributed to anything in everyday life. From learning how to play an instrument to drawing pictures, creativity is when a person uses original ideas to explore, discover, and develop. Creativity allows a child to not have to focus on being talented, intelligent, or skilled in a certain area. Instead, creativity focuses on using the brain, the imagination, and discovering a whole other world outside of the environment they’ve come to known. Creativity can be implemented in play, science, reading, art, music, even in mathematics. Creativity will give your child the ability to look outside the box early in their education career and later on. For example, when your child has the ability to be creative, they can figure out bigger issues such as discovering cures in science, thinking outside of the box in mathematics, creating a story that changes lives, or in the world of business come out with a product that puts the company on the map. Creativity allows your child to see something possible in the impossible.

Why Your Child Should Be Involved In The Creative Arts

Incorporating creativity into learning has many benefits, especially when it comes to early childhood education. Creativity can help physically, emotionally, and mentally. When it comes to the benefits creativity offers physically, a child will use their fine motor skills to hold a brush or strengthen the gross motor skills by clapping or skipping. Emotionally speaking, a child will have an outlet and gain control of their emotions by exploring and becoming passionate about the arts. When a child is in a play or watches theater, they are able to become emotionally attached to the role or watching the play, which allows them to identify emotions. Mentally, children can read a book or create a drawing where they can use their imagination.

By starting early in encouraging creativity, your child will gain an understanding and the ability to incorporate the imagination into his or her life. You can help foster a love of creativity by enrolling your child in a preschool that caters to giving your child a positive learning experience.