Happiness of man is in self-realization through his creative power. Whether it is creating the piece of art, learning new skills or discovering something, it is all comes from our creative power of mind. Creative activity in everyday life increase children’s sense of well-being, develop self-esteem and cooperation skills. When children create and share their art, they develop self-esteem from experiencing opportunities to make something unique, expressing their feelings and imagination, and receiving praise and critique from those around them. Creating art with family and friends, helps them learn important lessons about sharing and cooperation.
Unfortunately, nowadays, technology making us less creative. People no longer tend to find new ways of doing something. In addition, there is no need to do it as we have many devices, which can do all that for us.A strong argument for technology killing creativity is that children who always have their heads in their phones lack of imaginative activities that help to promote creativity.
How to help children to reveal their true potential, the source of happiness, the creative power of mind? Be a role model, use your own behavior and show the child how important is doing something with your own hands.Spend a lot of time outdoors exploring the surroundings; draw your children’s attention to simple processes in nature, explain them how they work and interconnected. For independent development of creativity in the child, you should provide him with correct tools/toys. You can start with paint, playdough or paper crafts as the most commonly used creative toys. But there is a much wider range of toys that inspire creative though in children, including building blocks, magnetic puzzles, and other more wonderful playthings. The best creative toys are open-ended, with limited rules or guidelines without correct answer or end goal.
I have started this fundraising campaign to ask for your help in starting my dream business: producing educational creative toys made of eco-friendly materials such as recycled paper, cardboard and wood. These will be Do It Yourself (DIY) toy kits that allow children to create their own type of product. I just want to make these toys more affordable. In order to decrease the net cost of such toys I need to buy equipment that will carry out every day routine tasks faster and cheaper than man labor will. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to buy such equipment, or even to take a loan. I am a migrant mom on maternity leave with great desire to make my dreams come true. My goal is not to get rich by selling toys; I just want to do something useful for the world.
Let’s teach children to reveal their creative power.
Dear reader, if you are a parent, I ask you to invest your time to the child’s hobby and be more conscious in your buying behavior. If you are an entrepreneur in toy business, I ask you to think about your impact on children’s development, please focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toys can do. If you are a person who cares about rational use of natural recourses, I ask you to pay your attention to such huge market as toy market. Please take an active participation in promoting my campaign, please repost, share and make direct financial contribution. Even a euro will help!
P.S. There should be as many creative toys on market as possible. We need to raise highly conscious children who able not only to consume but also to create. Making or creating something teaches us to value objects and materials and gives us practical skills, it teaches us to be patient and kind.