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As a teacher I am often asked: How do I encourage creativity in my child? Providing drawing and painting materials is an obvious answer and most kids from an early age get to experiment with these tools of creativity. But creativity starts in the brain not in the hands. Creativity starts with the way a child sees the world. Some children naturally are interested in how the world looks. They are observant. They comment on what they see around them. How a person looks, how a tree looks. They notice differences and comment on them, often most inappropriately. So what can you do? Talk to your child about the world around you. Point out the family of magpies squabbling over a piece of bread. Let your child look into a puddle of water and describe all the colours that can be seen in the reflections. Encourage your children to talk about the world around them and creativity will begin to seed.