Did you know that 85 percent of today’s companies searching creative talent can’t find it? And, that in a recent IBM survey 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the number leadership competency of the future? This fascinating information is in an article http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/05/play-power-how-to-turn-around-our-creativity-crisis/238167/
which addresses how the US is going to have to put more of a value on creativity and fostering it in our children to remain globally competitive in the future. It points to the value of encouraging and fostering creative play in your children.
At Ebenezer Child Care Centers we regularly encourage children to participate in creative play with the use of manipulatives, creative mediums like paint and chalk, and special devices like our water tables. We know that children learn more and excel to be their best through creative play. Plus, they have a lot of fun as well!