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“Open mothers are more likely to encourage children’s creativity”

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A survey has revealed that certain personality traits are more likely to cultivate a creative environment for children to flourish.

The survey of 3,000 mothers in Poland – where women tend to be the primary caregivers in the family – found that mothers with open personalities are more likely to foster a creative environment for their children.

It seems that inspiring children to think outside the box and be creative comes down to a combination of four actions from their mothers – encouraging children to try new and different things, teaching them not to conform to the norm, teaching them how to persevere and giving them the freedom to fantasise.

When it comes to the classroom it’s important to recognise that this is another environment that could play a massive role in helping children to push themselves creatively. With this in mind, what creative projects do you have planned in for your pupils next term?

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