The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

To learn more about the research mentioned in this video, read The Science of Drawing and Memory. Art activities are also a way to inspire creativity and have fun. For ideas and guidance on child-directed, open-ended art activities, visit TinkerLab. (Or ask to borrow the book from the Decoda Library.)

Creating Creators

Creativity is being recognized and appreciated as an important skill. But, what can be done to develop it, particularly at school? The LEGO Foundation has released Creating Creators, a report on what can be done to strengthen creativity in the education system. The seven contributors examine why it is important to develop students’ creativity, how… Read more

Loose Parts

Loose parts are open-ended play materials that spark imagination and invention. They invite creativity. They support learning. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. Loose parts can be used alone or combined with other materials. There is no set… Read more

Supplies for Children’s Creativity

Part of encouraging creative play in children is providing supplies for them to explore and manipulate. An assortment of materials leads to the most possibilities. Do you need ideas on the kinds of materials to offer? In the blogpost DIY Invention Box for Kids, Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab outlines categories of materials to collect to… Read more