All posts in Creative Children

You think you are not creative?

Do you think you are not creative? Do you hope you never have to draw an aeroplane for you children? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain […]

Outside spaces for children of all ages

Children inherently love nature. They are fascinated by living, growing things. By spending time just pottering around outside, children start to understand the world and their place in it. Today’s […]

Does school kill creativity?

A TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson (20 minutes). Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. […]

The Family Beast’s Top 3: 100% biodegrable activities.

Ever since a small bored cave-child rubbed two rocks together, added water and created the first finger painting on the wall of the cave (much to his mothers ire), children […]

Childhood Boredom. Is it a key to future success?

Self-direction is an invaluable skill. In our emerging future where education and work are being redefined, the ability to self motivate and think independently will become necessary skills for success. […]

The Family Beast Gets Crafty: How to recycle Daddy’s old business shirts.

This is a quick and easy project and it’s a great one if you have a Business-Type Daddy who wears Business Shirts.  If you don’t have one of those conveniently […]

Style and The Art of Dressing Up.

It is a parent’s job to make choices for our children. We choose to have them in the first place and then we choose on a broad level, the life […]