Posts Tagged ‘kids and creativity’

Ask Reading Kingdom: Can creativity be taught?

Julia (Educator) Asks: Can creativity be taught? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom Founder) answers: This is a huge topic that lacks a simple answer. However, one key idea is to recognize the importance of skill in creativity. Often we tend to think of creativity as something that a person is born with and which simply appears on its own. Rarely,…

Creating Creative Kids

Back in the 1950’s, a psychologist in Minnesota began a series of ground breaking studies on a group of 400 children who came to be known as the “Torrance kids.” The psychologist, Paul Torrance, was intent on gaining the knowledge base needed to understand and foster the creative personality. An 8 year old boy in that initial study recalls that…