iPad Family: Best Children's Educational Apps & Family Friendly iPad Apps Reviewed iPad Family on Twitter iPad Family on Facebook iPad Family on Pinterest

<< GO BACK













Creativity in Education


The Importance of Creativity in Education

The importance of creativity in education can not be denied but is often undervalued. 

Children who are able to think creatively are among the most gifted of students.

Children are natural experimentors and the creative arts continually proves to be vital to a child's ongoing education.

Moving through the stages of artistic development are as important as learning your ABCs and 1,2,3s. 

Children who are encouraged to progress naturally from 'bang-dots' to the multi-dimensional 'dawning realism' stage of artistic development have expanded their minds further... than those who stop being artistic at an early age.

Do not underestimate the importance of your child's Artistic development.

The iPad is the ideal tool for a fully-rounded artistic education without the need for an 'art-cart' filled with painting, drawing and craft supplies! 

Artistic Development for the rest of us!
Whether you are child, a professional artist, an art student or just like to doodle, the iPad is an amazing drawing and sketching tool even for the more 'serious' art enthusiasts. With only the touch of your finger you can watch the colours and textures appear as if by magic. In fact our 4 year old occasionally looks at his fingertip while drawing, wondering where the colour has gone!  This is a completely different experience than drawing or sketching using a computer mouse. Creating with your fingertips is much more 'real' & authentic, and brings art to life!


I would like you to take a moment and assess your relationship to the word CREATIVE. 

Speaking as an experienced Art Teacher, and conversing with hundreds of people (who all may not have known I am an Arts teacher) about the word CREATIVITY, I find it does not always bring out the best reaction in people.  

It tends to be fobbed of a bit, to be honest.   Something like, "Ah, the arts... Yes... hmmm.  I took an art class once..."  That's the almost-always response.  

I think to myself, "I wonder if every ancient civilisation's surviving works of art were from some art class...  Really!"

Thinking the word "creativity" means splashing paint on canvas (though that's a lot of fun), is a little short sighted. 

Keep reading, the scientists agree that creativity is important too.

The ABILITY to create, to think creatively, leads to solutions to problems... a decipherable sketch of that idea on last-night's napkin... the right background for that beautiful photo...  the right choice, the solution...  

Creativity has a place in every discipline, in every far-reaching task we set out to do, and in every simple sentence we make... CREATIVITY is everywhere. 

"Creativity's importance in the development of INTELLIGENCE should not be underestimated."

Let's Create! Pottery HD

Examples of 'The Arts' contributing to 'Intelligence' are easy to come by from the realms of science and mathematics.

A survey of 100 leading physicists describe their mathematical thinking as 'largely wordless, often accompanied by mental images that represent the entire solution to a problem'.  

Einstein, himself, found that when the solution to the general theory of relativity revealed itself... "a huge map of the universe outlined itself in one clear vision".  He didn't see numbers and letters but a map... a visualisation.

And, according to Jung, those who come to solutions "manifest themselves only through their ability to organise images and ideas, and this is always an unconscious process which cannot be detected until afterwards". 

Creativity strengthens the origination of images and ideas.

What I hear all of these Scientists say is that the mental processes involved in solving problems relate to organising images and ideas into concepts... which the Arts contribute to tremendously! 

If you want more about creativity and it's relationship to intelligence where we've quoted the text from, visit wikipedia:Creativity.



< Go Back 

Popular iPad Blogs:

All iPad Blog Articles

Our Family's iPad Blog which includes articles about our life and experiences with iPad. The iPad is the most advanced educational device on the planet. We use iPad for working, playing and educating ourselves and our children...

Children & iPad

iPad is the ultimate tool for a digital native... kids. Give them the best opportunity to learn and express themselves. These iPad Blogs are OUR TAKE on Children & iPad...

iPad & Creativity Blog

Art has proven to be a vital stimulus for ongoing creative thinking and lifelong learning... Creativity is paramount to a successful future. iPad has brought creativity TO LIFE. Read about how iPad has made a difference to being creative...

iPad & Productivity

Making productive use of your iPad takes a little organisation. Get the right apps and learn how to utilise them.

iPad Accessories

iPad has accessories and add-ons that make using it faster and easier... and more incredible!

iPad Education Blog

For educators at school or at home, the iPad is the best educational device ever created... and here's why we think we should use the iPad in Education.

iPad Essentials

There are a few Essential Tips that make using your iPad more productive and enjoyable including making your iPad prettier, using it more effectively, and finding things fast...

iPad Games Blog

Our Family's iPad Games Blog. Sharing all the fun of owning an iPad and the insights we've received from playing games... remember games are educational too!

iPad How-to

iPad How - To: How to do some of the most important things on your iPad. These articles share some of the common how-to questions for iPad including setup for children...

iPad in the Family

Many things changed when iPad entered the family. Even more now that there are 5 iPads in the Family

iPad Setup & First Steps Journal

Getting your iPad Setup is the first step in making the most out of your new device.

iPad Setup for Children

Want to know how to set up that iPad for your child? Essential settings before handing your child an iPad...

Practical Ways to Use Your iPad

These excerpts are from iPadFamily.com.au's live iPad Workshop detailing 101 practical ways to use your iPad




- - - - - -

View the TOP 10 movies in the iTunes Store!

- - - - - -