Flying frogs, and maybe pigs too? Sure!
Some say creativity is one of the most in-demand 21st-century skills. Is it true? And if so, why?
Perhaps what's true is that creativity and imagination are evolutionary skills. And we are all along for the ride, or not, as the case may be.
In the last post, we let it be known that in 1968 a test measuring creative potential found that 98% of 5-year-olds scored at the creative genius level. And more significantly, less than 2% of adults scored at the creative genius level. The test developer George Land concluded that non-creative behavior is learned.
Granted, that sounds dismal, but do we need to be creative geniuses? How about simply having the ability to imagine. That seems reasonable enough.
And here we go, back to silent books, or as some call them, wordless picture books. If you’re following, we’ve established that these books can jump-start creativity and imagination in pre-school kids. So, spending some time with small kids might be our best way home to our best selves.
Today, which happens to be a Tuesday, we offer TUESDAY!
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Frogs with funny faces are relatable to almost anyone with an imagination. The realistic illustrations make the bridge from envisioning to believing an easy leap. Double-page spreads of frogs flying are both whimsical and natural. Frogs, and maybe pigs flying? Sure!