By: PaxCare Staff
The Winter months present a great opportunity for family togetherness. Especially around the Holidays, families draw a little bit and if you live in snowy weather, there’s an extra incentive to stay indoors and get some much needed family time. But one doesn’t have to wait until the holiday season to partake in creative activities with the family. Crafts, games, telling stories or singing together are just some examples. If fun and family closeness aren’t big enough motivators for you, then here are some other benefits creativity can give your family.
1. Family Creativity Reduces Stress and Burnout
Being creative together helps to take down family stress. It enables us to step outside our usual roles and just play together. Who couldn’t use more of that?
2. Family Creativity Improves Your Brainpower
Creativity teaches and reinforces good problem-solving skills. It helps you learn to look at new challenges from different angles and be more willing to learn to benefit from each other’s talents and ideas.
3. Family Creativity Boosts Confidence
As parents, we all want confident kids. Taking creative time boosts everyone’s confidence by letting you showcase your gifts and ideas in a safe, accepting environment.
4. Family Creativity Saves Money
You don’t have to spend money to have fun. Make a craft! Make up a game to play! Create a new tradition. Creativity makes it possible to make fun last by making real memories.
5. Family Creativity Builds Social Skills
Turning off screens and spending time together doing a puzzle or making a special meal or any number of things improves social skills by challenging family members to work together, learn from each other, and cooperate with each other.
Anyone Can Do It.
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to be creative. Everyone has a creative spark. Let your children inspire you to re-engage with your own sense of child-like wonder. Who knows, it might become a habit!