Lately I have noticed that many of my very creative children might look as if they have concentration issues.
But I have had to explore strategies to get them to focus and yet not flatten their creativity.
Creative kids often look at a set task and then start brainstorming different ways to approach this. They start to innovate and consider possibilities before even starting the task.
I am like an unbroken record – focus-focus-focus.
Focus first- get it done-then we all will have some fun!
It is almost as if they need blinkers for some tasks that may well be slightly boring but MUST be mastered.
Most kids can be taught to focus and finish and are delighted to get results.
These kids have entrepreneural minds and are always looking for challenges, options, adventures – they must be allowed to grow their creativity! I try to have some apps, art, movement activities and games to reward children and often to reinforce what they have just learned.