NURTURING AND VALUING CHILDREN'S CREATIVITY

The Creative Kids Collective is all about fostering ideas and ways for children to freely create, make, innovate, imagine and play. We aim to promote the value of play and creativity and encourage more child-led free play and creativity in homes, schools and in our communities. A big yes for more creativity and play!

We are a resource for parents, teachers, schools and communities. We want to share ideas for play set-ups and creative provocations to pique the interest and unleash the curiosity of kids everywhere.  We believe children’s creative souls are nourished through open ended play set ups which utilise sustainable, reusable, natural and easy to access resources. Materials that can be sourced from the kitchen cupboard, from a nature walk in a local park or a good rummage through the recycling bin. Simple things that can become anything! The old adage about throwing away the toy and giving the child the cardboard box is exactly what we are about. A box can be anything. Its potential is limitless and that’s deeply exciting to us!

Whether at home, at school or in a local park having opportunities for children to freely create and play is vitally important for their development and well-being. When children have agency to choose what excites them they not only learn to become thinkers and are active in their own learning but they fill that part of them that innately needs to play. Without free play and creativity human kind wouldn’t be where it is today. It’s healthy and we need more of it (plus its super fun and that’s good for us too).

There is a joyfulness you can openly observe when watching a child immersed in play and creation. It just feels deeply right and natural so if you just want a simple easy set up for your classroom, an invitation to play for your living room floor or you are curious as to why play and creativity is so important feel free to visit us here at The Creative Kids Collective. You are super welcome. 

'A big yes for more creativity and play for kids everywhere and at any age!

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