Creativity in the Membrane, Creativity in the Brain

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Researcher: “Cultivation of the basic personality features of openness to experience in children and adolescents may increase an individual’s trait creativity and, thereby, facilitate divergent thinking and creative achievement.” Continue reading

Caine’s Global Cardboard Challenge 2013

Caine and filmmaker Nirvan

This coming Saturday, join thousands of people all over the world in the 2nd annual celebration of cardboard creativity in aid of the Imagination Foundation, set up after the Caine’s Arcade viral hit video. Continue reading

Disruptus from Funnybone Toys — Creativity-Boosting Game Not Just for Adults

Disruptus Game

I’m always on the lookout for games or books that help inspire some creativity in my children, and I’ve recently stumbled upon an interesting game that, although more likely to be pegged as a game for adults, has a lot of potential with a younger audience. The game is called Disruptus, and my oldest (age 6) has been enjoying playing a round or two each day. Let me show you how it works. Continue reading

Introducing The Storymatic Kids!

A few months back, I wrote about a very cool creative writing/creativity tool/parlor game called “The Storymatic.” It’s great for kickstarting story ideas. You draw cards with character details and plot situations and then run with the prompt to create … Continue reading

Creating a Digital Art Gallery

Kids seem to have an endless supply of creativity. Drawing, painting, writing, building, colouring, storytelling – anything can spark it off and it can lead to hours of fun. And stacks and stacks of art of all forms decorating your … Continue reading

Review: Rory’s Story Cubes: Actions and Voyages

The original version of Rory’s Story Cubes, done by The Creativity Hub (home of Rory O’Connor and Anita Murphy), has been around for a while. I reviewed it a couple of years ago, along with the second set, Actions, which … Continue reading

Sweety High Aims to Be the Fame of Social Networks

It can be tough for a kid to experience community on the Internet. All but 5% of teens are online, and most are using social media platforms. However, for all the success experienced by websites like Facebook, these are not … Continue reading

Imagining Awesome: Kid Art Inspires Graphic Artist (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of … Continue reading

Imagining Awesome: Kid Art Inspires Graphic Artist

Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of … Continue reading

A GeekDad’s Daughter Reinvents Chess, Part 2: How to Play Plastic Animal Chess (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

In response to the groundswell of interest, admiration and inquiries about Mark Changizi’s daughter’s reinvention of chess, here are the full set of rules of Plastic Animal Chess: The game proceeds like a normal game of chess. The board is … Continue reading

A GeekDad’s Daughter Reinvents Chess, Part 2: How to Play Plastic Animal Chess

In response to the groundswell of interest, admiration and inquiries about Mark Changizi’s daughter’s reinvention of chess, here are the full set of rules of Plastic Animal Chess: The game proceeds like a normal game of chess. The board is … Continue reading