Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
International Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
Parents are a child’s first teacher, and the environment they provide is the child’s first learning environment. Fostering creative thinking in children requires a creative mindset at home. This project describes the development of a series of web-based pieces geared toward parents to encourage a creative mindset at home that will translate into creative thinking and behavior in themselves and their children. Together these pieces serve as a guide with practical tools, resources, and activities centered around 12 themes honed from top research in creativity and child success. This guide aims to help parents provide a creatively minded home that supports and extends children’s natural creative behavior as well as their learning and growth.
Keywords: parenting, creative mindset, children, learning
Smith, Sara K., "Creativity at Home: A Creative Mindset Guide for Parents" (2017). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 257.