Tabatha Harris of FAB Creative Design Studio in Hermosa Beach shares five perks of fostering a child’s creativity.
1. Better Problem Solvers
The creative process allows children to become creative thinkers. They are able to come up with more than one solution to a problem and are able to think outside the box. They become more innovative and accept challenges readily.
2. Independence and Autonomy
Children are free to be themselves without judgment. Creativity is not about structure or product; it is about process. There is no right or wrong way. The child does not fear failure or being judged. The finished product is as unique as the child who created it, and the confidence the child feels during the creative process inspires independence.
3. Social and Emotional Development
Children are allowed to make their own choices in an unstructured environment. Working through their emotions while being creative encourages them to understand themselves. They are able to express and cope with feeling and learn how to cooperate and communicate with others, which is vital to their development.
4. Physical Development
Creativity promotes fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination, essential for strength and dexterity. Cutting, hand-sewing and drawing are a few creative outlets that can greatly improve writing, eating or playing a musical instrument.
Creativity allows children to accept change. They are open to new ways of thinking and do not struggle with new ideas. Children feel less pressure and are less anxious with changes in their school and home environments.
Visit FAB at 1137 Aviation Boulevard in Hermosa Beach. fabcreativedesign.com
Sitting atop the sprawl of a rocking elephant’s back as she lumbers smoothly up the long, steep ramp leading to Amber Fort I realize I have a huge smile on my face. This is why I came to India, I muse: to parade like a pasha in Rajasthan.
Since 1936, members of lifeguard services throughout Southern California have gathered at sunset for the Judge Irving Taplin Medley Relay. Under special lights near the Hermosa Beach Pier, these friendly competitors test their endurance in a race that consists of two runners, four swimmers, four paddlers, one surf ski paddler and four two-person dories. The result: 40-minutes of pure adrenaline and sustained excitement … pushing even the fittest lifeguard to his or her physical limits. This year, a team from Victoria, Australia competed against our lifeguards. the winning team, LA County Central Section “A,” got the honor of holding the “Taplin Bell” perpetual trophy until the following year’s race.