Creativity and the Child

Campaign for a Real Childhood

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”

– Dr. Seuss

Creativity is essential in the development of a society or a people. Creativity to show the absurdity in society, the cruelties and challenges people face; creativity to show the opportunities and freedoms we should be allowed and creativity to free children from the confines of whatever life they exist it in. Creativity is the key to changing a child’s future, or at least letting them change their own life. But, to enable creativity we have to empower children and in our modern era there are surprisingly easy ways to empower.

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In a recent TED lecture at the TEDxClapham Conference I attended, an industrial designer, Alex Hammond, spoke of a project that he and a photographer friend had been working on. Entitled ‘The Secret Life…

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