This can be devastating for a mother such as myself who is surrounded by mothers who are unbelievably talented and motivated to create, design and organize creative moments for their children. These moms see a box of rubber bands and can imagine five or six things they can help their children create. Ugh. Not me. I'm terribly not creative!
I say it's devastating, because I feel like less of a mom... like I'm not equipping my child with creative outlets. In spite of my efforts to focus on what I am gifted at as a mother (another post, another day), this lack of creativity gets me down. Our idea of creative is Legos or free-play...running through a field or finding awesome branches. I don't have sensory tubs, or light tables or a really cool craft room full of pom-poms and stickers. Sigh...
I'm constantly on the outlook for creative teaching elements that don't include a ton of supplies or set up. I find myself using laminated worksheets (which was spurred on by Aimee's gift to us months ago) with white board crayons (those are amazing!) or board puzzles or books. How can a mom teach her child to be creative when she herself is not a creative person!?
Any suggestions out there?
|My extent of creativity... finger paints!|