By Elizabeth Mallegni, WATG Board Member
One area of gifted and talented development is in creativity. Creativity goes far beyond the art or music class we have during the school day. Creativity is thinking out of the box (or maybe changing the box), brainstorming many and unique ideas, problem solving, exploring and experimenting on the ideas we have. Dr. Donald Treffinger defines creativity as the ability to produce novel and appropriate outcomes to problems, challenges, or opportunities. Summer time is the perfect opportunity to get kids thinking about their thinking to produce creative ideas. While much of technology we use is full of creative endeavor, we must remember that getting away from our devices and outside or working with materials stretches our brain. Consider supporting your creative child at home and most importantly, have fun with some of these ideas!
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