Research has proven that imagination and creativity strengthen children's intellectual development!
There is mathematics involved in threading beads on a string, hand-eye co-ordination in coping a pattern by shape, and colour.

All our creative ideas have an educational starting point, in which we define the learning benefits that children can achieve, resulting in a great learning experience and the achievement they feel in producing a great item!

Professional experience with Creative Learning

Are you a nursery nurse or a teacher responsible for children aged 3 to 11 years? Then it might interest you to know what other professionals have learned when working with Creative Learning. You will find increased concentration levels and intelligence, when using stimulating activities with creative materials here.

The source of Creative Learning

Theoretically, intelligence is not just measured on the capacity of intellectual understanding. Intelligence is a much broader concept which includes education, self-perception, social skills, the ability to perceive, remember, adapt, resonate, classify, philosophise, etc. Bearing this in mind, our head of Creative Learning, Jørn Martin Steenhold, points out ten intellectual areas which can actually be stimulated in three to eleven-year-old children through creative projects.

1

Image-wise

(spatial intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to perceive, recognize and express themselves within the spatial, real world., are enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to perceive, recognise and express themselves within the spatial, real world. This happens through working with clay modelling, mosaics, candle-making, moulding, making sweets, plaster moulding and papier-mâché.

2

Life-wise

(existential intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to recognise that life and existence are different for each individual child. This is enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to recognise that life and existence are different for each individual child. This happens through drawing, painting and producing images and documenting materials that can prove what kind of new knowledge they have gained and what they experience and discover.

3

Intuition-wise

(intuitive intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to predict a reaction pattern. This is enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to sense what (perhaps) will happen, and by anticipating and thinking synchronously. This happens through experimenting with new, creative materials, exploring the natural environment, collecting things and objects - and using glue, tape, applying lacquer and paint in new ways.

4

Me-wise

(intrapersonal intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to achieve self-awareness and dare to make their own choices, even if others do not share their opinion. This is enhanced by activities in which children must use their self-awareness, the ability to act and make personal decisions in a way which is adapted to match their surroundings. This happens through using a wide variety of different materials, crayons, paper, cardboard, beads, watercolour, jewellery parts, whereby they can display and exhibit something they have produced themselves thus expressing their personal style.

5

Body-wise

(physical-kinaesthetic intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their body and muscle strength to express ideas and feelings. Enhanced by activities in which children must use their physiognomy, physical strength and body to express ideas and feelings. This happens through Finger-painting, making feet and hand prints, painting and decorating partitions and scenery, making drawings and designs on large surfaces, producing large collages and sculptures and when they use the implements and tools.

6

Music-wise

(musical intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to comprehend and express moods – for example in colour and shape – through sounds and melodies. Enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to comprehend and express rhythms, tones, timbres and melodies. This happens through listening to music, timbres and sounds and use crayons, acrylic paint, lacquer, glue and watercolours to replicate the beauty of music. To be inspired by music to express themselves on canvas, cardboard and paper.

7

Nature-wise

(naturalistic intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to discover, understand, respect and copy Nature. This is enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to sense, discover, replicate, imitate and understand Nature. To learn about the forces of Nature and know how they affect people's living conditions. This happens through creating collages with glue and natural objects. Shaping, colouring, pressing and decorating natural objects and to replicate Nature's diversity through drawing and painting.

8

Word-wise

(linguistic intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to think in sentences and show curiosity towards new words and foreign languages. Enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to think in terms of speech, use language and have aptitude for learning new words and foreign languages. This happens through learning about new materials and tools that can be used only in certain ways. Experimenting with many different kinds of materials and explain and narrate about the things they produce.

9

Group-wise

(interpersonal intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to distinguish between different emotions in other people and activities which require cooperation in order to succeed. This is enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities to distinguish moods and emotions in other people and to learn to work together. This happens through using different materials and working together to produce images. Working together to make gifts for each other and help and narrate about each other's ideas and desires.

10

Numbers-wise

(logical-mathematic intelligence)

Activities in which children must use their abilities to calculate, in practice, to achieve the desired result. Enhanced by activities in which children must use their abilities in mathematics (but also when playing with number theory, equations, geometry, topology). This happens through using materials for counting, calculating or measuring in terms of height, length, weight, strength, density and volume. Mathematics is part of all artistic activities in fun and educational ways.