Creativity in childhood fosters entrepreneurship

The creativity It is a form of expression with innumerable benefits, which should start working with children from small. Although in principle it seems that to be creative is necessary to have an innate talent, creativity is the way we have to express ourselves using the imagination. An art that is the basis of entrepreneurship.

Several studies have linked entrepreneurial capacity with creativity, so that by promoting creativity it is possible to give children the tools that will help them in their future job placement. "Competition in creativity is growing due to the globalization and demands of today's society, all the new jobs that are emerging, demand creativity"says Ana Marsá, deputy director of the European School of Madrid and the BEBIN Children's School.


How children's creativity works

The creativity, more than an innate gift, it works like a muscle that needs to be exercised so that it develops. Children who stimulate their creativity have some common characteristics, traits of a creative person: they are very curious, they like to know the why and how of things and find it easy to imagine.

There is a wide variety of activities and exercises to work with the creativity of children both at home and at school. Specifically, at school it is possible to enhance creativity with artistic activities such as music, plastic arts and robotics among many others, but we can also implement other approaches.


How to give a creative and enterprising approach in the day to day

1. Allow children to make mistakes. Realizing one's own mistakes to correct them is essential for the child to encourage his creativity. Precisely, the search for solutions is for children the best way to acquire good learning to solve problems.

2. Learn to investigate. It is the best way for children to learn to document a proposed topic. It is convenient to give them some guidelines beforehand and give them some clues so that they know where to look for them so that they can be documented in the most appropriate way.

3. Give life to a story. With a couple of key words, children can imagine a story or a story, which can be translated into drawings on paper to tell in a graphic way. In this way, they favor and develop their creativity, on another level, which is not verbal language.


4. Create a mini-company. Of what? What they like most A sweets shop, toys ... Imagining your own company as a game, where everyone has their role, they their role as boss, for example, and their dolls their employees. The symbolic game can greatly help the development of business creativity in children.

Marisol Nuevo Espín
Advice:Ana Marsá, deputy director of the European School of Madrid and the BEBIN Nursery School

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