Children should be allowed to get bored

Thanks to Nancy J. Smyth @njsmyth for bringing this article to my attention.  In addition to creativity, boredom in small doses also helps children develop impulse control.

Full story at BBC News Education 

Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.

Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination

She quizzed author Meera Syal and artist Grayson Perry about how boredom had aided their creativity as children.

Syal said boredom made her write, while Perry said it was a “creative state”.

 

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