Getting the innovation bug early!

My kids have got a little bit excited, and dare I say creative, and turned into inventors! It could be the start of their creative journey, and it’s all thanks to Little Inventors.

Why wouldn’t you want a waffle cam? Love it when passion, hunger and creativity collides – nice one darling! That’s a girl after my own heart!

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Little Inventors encourages children to invent ideas and then has an army of makers, who brilliantly bring some of these inventions to life. It’s a fantastic concept that my kids loved – maybe yours will too?

I’ll leave you with Star Tours, from a six year old who is inventing uses for VR (virtual reality)  – the future is very much coming closer.

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Creativity by Carlina Rinaldi

Carlina Rinaldi“Creativity is the ability to construct new connections between thoughts and objects that bring about innovation and change.”

Carlina Rinaldi, President of Reggio Children.

The Vital Importance of Imagination

JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter, gave a graduation speech to Harvard graduates a few years ago. She talked about two important themes, failure and imagination.

 I love the whole speech, but the following quote stood out:

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

Imagination is the foundation of creativity; to see and have success, dreaming must be allowed and encouraged!

NB: Thanks to Dr S Boardman for sharing JK Rowling’s original speech.