How to raise creative children

September 8, 2020 11:25 am

During these long hot summer days staying inside doing nothing is becoming a problem. You cannot go out because there is a curfew. So, to pass the time I started watching different kinds of competitive programs or sports shows on TV. During my watching, I noticed one word that the judges and commentators frequently used. Creativity. It is one of the difficult words to explain without going into detail. So, how do you explain it?

Worth of stories

July 20, 2020 16:49 pm

Once upon a time..." Just the sound of these words is enough for children and adults to get a special twinkle in their eyes. Suddenly we are heading into a fantasy world where anything can happen. The children’s' eyes are shining and their mouths are wide open. The magic has occurred. You are together in an entirely different world where time and place does not exist. You can let your mind wander and let your imagination run riot. Science shows that stories have a big influence on children's views on gender and cultural roles. The adventure and characters that children experience through stories are almost certain to have lifelong impact. Stories will convey values, beliefs, attitudes and social norms. It will affect children's perception of reality. Children will relate to the different characters, and learn how to behave, think and act, just by being inspired by the characters they meet in the stories. They learn determination and empathy from the character of the story. They dream to put themselves in that position and act as the character of the story.  They have seen some character of the story struggling a lot and failing in getting succeeded many times. That scene of the story will help them to build a confidence to try and the resilience to fail and try again till they get succeeded. Children’s imagination is a combination of what they see, think, observe, understand and perceive the things around their world. Children will also develop what is known as thought of mind. Essentially this is related to their ability and putting themselves in others shoes. It is essential that creativity and imagination that allows the children to thrive bring creativity choice and changeability into every story they read and as an observer the imagination of the children take in wide.

Advertisements are necessary and they are fun to watch too. We all remember that one advertisement that we watched while growing up that stuck with us and kept replaying in our heads all the time. We feel advertisements today have lost that appeal because competition comes before creativity with most advertisers doing anything to glorify their products. We asked a few people around town which has been their least favorite advertisement in the recent times.

Smile, you are on camera

October 26, 2019 01:00 am

For parents, attempting to harvest their children’s creativity through photography is a real challenge. Yet, you can always give them a camera and see how it works out

They’ve become a global sensation — “paint and sip” studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.

Does intoxication fuel creativity?

September 7, 2019 00:30 am

Many renowned writers have been known to write under the influence of alcohol and various drugs. Why creative people seek out stimulants/intoxicants such as alcohol and drugs is still an unsolved mystery.

Fueling your Creativity

May 24, 2019 09:11 am

Writers, inventors, businessmen and musicians seem to come up with great ideas all the time, but being creative is usually not an easy task. Be it in our daily work or occasional interest in poems and literature, creativity requires a lot of thinking as well as patience.

Five ways to boost creativity

April 19, 2019 08:20 am

Music stimulates the part of our brain that controls creativity, among other things. According to “The Mozart Effect,” listening to Mozart can increase creativity, concentration, and other cognitive functions.

Exploring the world of art

March 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Life of an artist seems surreal and enviable, right from the recognition s/he gets to all that freedom for creativity and opinion and, of course, their knack for turning anything into a wonderful play of colors and putting something beautiful and meaningful out into the world.

The majority of organizational practice and research focuses on exploring individuals’ creative capabilities while staying at work. An emerging strand of research supports the idea that employees’ job-related creativity can also be boosted as they take the time off.

Notching up the creativity

August 23, 2018 09:46 am

Portraying its boundless possibilities, animation has occupied a special space in the hearts and minds of people, ranging from a cartoon fanatic to a superhero movie buff. It has been equally admired by those in the media by making it possible to bring to life what would otherwise be impossible. Everything is vibrant, ritzy, and magnificent in this world but definitely not at the cost of losing its surrealism. The rapid advancement of technology has made animation accessible to the mass and thus, the animation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

MOSCOW, June 19: Argentina's 1-1 draw against Iceland in their World Cup opener left them with at least three certainties: They can (and need to) play much better; doubts persist regarding key positions; and "this is just the beginning," the phrase that has become the motto of both players and coach alike.

An outlet for creativity

May 25, 2018 10:56 am

Cute little shops selling even cuter merchandise with interesting designs and patterns or witty one-liners have been cropping up all around Kathmandu in the last year or two. And just a little over a month ago, another one of these shops, Alchi, was launched in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. But you are mistaken if you think it’s just another concept store because unlike majority of the brands and shops that’s been coming up, Alchi’s primary target group is children.

KATHMANDU, May 23: It is not surprising to see a teenager or anyone in their early twenties to hover around their cell phones and using various social media applications. Doing so, they are not only having fun but are also adherently growing their network with other fellow social media users.

Creativity celebrated in grad

May 22, 2018 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, May 22: Namuna College of Fashion Technology organized thirteenth graduation show with a theme ‘Sera Di Stilista’ at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bauddha on Saturday.

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, cramming facts and figures, and immersing themselves in coding class.

Inspiring travel through creativity

January 21, 2018 09:56 am

As many as 49 days of shooting, 2,000 GB of footages, more than 10 destinations, sketchy drone laws and an arrest make Milan Thapa’s newest project ‘Traverse Nepal: The Home Coming’. With over 200,000 views since it was published on Youtube on January 5, the video has created a bit of buzz among travelers and film enthusiasts in Nepal as well as abroad. Here is an inside look on Thapa’s journey in the film industry and his insight on his new film.

'Junkiri' fueling creativity

July 6, 2017 11:48 am

KATHMANDU: Just like an illuminating junkiri (firefly) that gives people light in the dark, Rising Junkiri is a website that has been relentlessly working as a platform for Nepali writers here and abroad. Rising Junkiri started as a platform for Ranjan Poudel to share his experience about student life in America. Through the website, he would answer people’s queries regarding visa, paperwork, scholarships and working permit, among others, in the US.

Do schools kill creativity?

June 26, 2017 10:15 am

Schools are supposed to be the place where we learn and develop all around and not just in academics. Yes, academics are important but that do not solely define your ability and I feel the schools in our country haven’t realized this yet.

Expanding the horizon of creativity

June 11, 2017 07:39 am

KATHMANDU: Himalayan Arts and Culture Foundation recently organized a workshop titled ‘Art Camp With Creative Workshop-2017’ at Gairimudi, Dolakha.

Boosting creativity in children

March 3, 2017 01:35 am

“Encouraging creativity in your child doesn’t necessarily mean you will be the parent of a potential billionaire or a future class topper,” says Pranjali Singh, program coordinator at Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM). But still she considers the incentives for parents to take on the task to be more than worth it.