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Why we need to let kids be creative

CNN – Carolina A. Miranda

“This may not seem like a remarkable activity — kids build stuff and pull it apart on a daily basis. But what Harper did in revising her construction methods was to engage a two-step thought process known as “divergent thinking.” First, her mind flipped through her knowledge on the geometry of blocks (cubes are sturdy; cones, not so much). Then it generated new ideas for how she might use them (place large cubes at the bottom, instead of on top). Divergent thinking is key to problem solving and is the backbone of creativity — understanding what is, and then imagining the possibilities of what could be.”(more)