And remember

Share

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!

If you've got stories and experiences related to "And remember Share", don't keep them to yourself!

Join the BCTC Facebook Group and post your videos, pictures, ideas, stories and experiences. If you include in your post it will feature on this page too.

Want the best for their child
Want the best for their child

Help children to develop their creativity, so they can create their own success.

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Like creating with their child, but run out of ideas
Like creating with their child, but run out of ideas

Can you keep up with the pace of your children's imagination?!

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Want to understand their child better
Want to understand their child better

Play with children to develop an understanding of their worlds

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Want good-value experiences
Want good-value experiences

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.

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Care about passing on cherished things
Care about passing on cherished things

What is culture? Exploring, discovering and sharing the things that you value and believe in with your children and other people.

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Care about local identity & community
Care about local identity & community

In a big globalised world, identity and community seem more important than ever.

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Good for brains
Good for brains

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.

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Good for careers
Good for careers

Creativity is vital for children’s future careers. Today’s CEOs are concerned about a lack of creativity in tomorrow’s workforce

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Good for children's education
Good for children's education

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.

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Good for creativity
Good for creativity

Creative arts support and develop children's natural creativity, feeding their imaginations and helping to develop creative skills

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Read and make up stories together
Read and make up stories together

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Provide a stimulating environment together
Provide a stimulating environment together

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Draw, paint, cook and make things together
Draw, paint, cook and make things together

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Sing and dance together
Sing and dance together

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Watch and listen
Watch and listen

Stand back and watch what your children are doing, tune into their worlds, talk with them about what they’re creating.

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Play
Play

Play with them; create with them.

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Share
Share

Share your experiences with other parents, and with us.

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Find
Find

Go find out about what creative arts opportunities are on offer for your children

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Demand
Demand

Make sure your child’s childcare, children’s centre or school are valuing and nurturing your child’s creativity

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