Americans’ creativity has declined since the early 90s, a recent study by Professor of Creativity and Innovation Dr K.H. Kim suggests. Having analysed 300,000 scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, this research shows that test results are now dropping after having steadily risen from the 50s to the 80s.
Reading to kids early and often, engaging all their senses and showing that problem solving is simple are suggestions that can help parents raise potentially more creative, innovative and entrepreneurial children. Creativity has to be developed, and it is not, in fact, related to intelligence, though both naturally interact when people seek new answers and solutions.
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