Share your experiences with other parents, and with us.
If you've got stories and experiences about children's creativity or how children have been supported and excited by creative arts activities, don't keep them to yourself!
Perhaps making up dance routines to music is a way your family has fun together. Perhaps drawing helps your children keep calm and express themselves. Perhaps your children sing their ideas. Perhaps providing props for roll-playing has helped you children learn about each other. Or something completely different!
Here are some ways to share you experiences, and to find out what other people are doing:
- Join the BCTC Facebook Group and post your videos, pictures, ideas, stories and experiences (which means they'll feature on this website too)
- Talk to other parents and to your child's carer, childminder or school teacher about creativity and creative activities
- Look for local events, activities and discussion groups where you and your children can find out more and learn new things
Don't be shy: all children are born creative but need your support to become tomorrow's creative adults!
Your imagination is free. Special times with your children are priceless. Sometimes you pay for professional artists, but the impressions they leave on children can last a lifetime.
Children are born highly creative and then early years experiences can shape our brains: to be more creative, or less so. 75% of a child’s brain cell connections are formed at age 0-3, influencing the rest of their lives.
Creative arts can build confidence, develop rounded personalities, unlock human qualities like expression, support development in language, maths and other areas, and help children to engage with education and learning.