If all that rote learning is killing your child’s creativity, use these simple exercises and games from Dr Mark Nowacki to jumpstart it again. He is a former professor at Singapore Management University and the founder of Logicmills.
The first two activities require no materials; the third requires a pencil, paper, and a mirror; and the last requires the purchase of an inexpensive game.
Taken as a whole, these activities encourage flexibility of mind, help forge connections among different domains of knowledge, and allow players to appreciate different perspectives apart from their usual way of looking at the world.
These activities are not magic, and no one activity can teach everything there is to know about creativity, but they address key skill areas in creative problem solving.