A one and a half year old's babbling may be the funniest sound on earth. 

 I recently read The Element by Sir Ken Robinson.  Here is the gist of it:  "The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves, most inspired, and achieve at their highest levels."

The book digs deep into the current state of eduction, the job market, and society in general, and lays out many great examples on how people with creative minds and attitudes are, and will continue to be the ones who come out ahead in life. I found it relevant for my life, but even more so for my children's future.

Creative problem solving and artistic expression are not  high priorities in most schools, but children don't live in schools.  Parents should make creativity an important part of home life. It promotes an additional way of thinking, which will be beneficial no matter what direction your child takes with his/her future.  Plus creating is fun for kids and parents alike.

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