CreativeEQ Play® is an educational approach using specific narratives, mindfulness techniques and creative activities to support a child's emotional well-being (EQ), self-expression and problem solving through guided play.
The framework helps children explore and identify their natural artistic abilities and interests.
Inspired by the Human Potential Movement and teachings of Abraham Maslow, the ultimate goal is to help children become conscious of their innate creative genius and discover the feeling of moving towards their greatest potential. There are 9 stages we follow which reference the colours of the rainbow and take inspiration from the chakras for a journey into mindfulness and self awareness. We believe that if they can carry this practice and awareness into adulthood the chances of individuals reaching the point of "self actualisation" will increase with a positive influence and significant impact towards humanity and the environment.
CreativeEQ Play® promotes imagination, self-expression, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, mindfulness, a growth mindset, critical and divergent thinking, problem solving, invention and collaboration through narratives and imaginative play. The solutions we build are gamified, fun and collaborative in nature to promote co-creative, cross-pollination, inter-cultural, inter-generational, inspirational ***
The narratives and activities are all rooted in, and promote visions of a regenerative future where we are all living in harmony with each other and the environment.
We aim to support a significant shift towards a more sustainable and optimistic future for our children's and grandchildren which is why we introduce the latest developments in eco-tech and innovative real world solutions. We hope this will plant the seeds for future development and innovation in these areas.
We are also interested in developing a research method to carry out qualitative and longitudinal studies to help us facilitate, reassess, update and deliver on our Mission and "Theory of Change" for The Creative Rise CIC long term.
Unleashing the innate creative genius and inventor within the child. Giving them a context, an opportunity, a safe space and environment to explore the creative ideas, impulses and imagination which comes to them. Introducing the Creative Industries and developing practical skills and 'design'/critical thinking.
The practice of mindfulness can help balance our emotional and mental well-being. Taking time for consideration and contemplation before creative activities can help unleash our creative genius,
Introducing kids to current ways of protecting our environment and to spark new ideas and ways they might nurture planet earth and her beautiful creatures in the future. We want to demonstrate as much as possible through every project how we can recycle, re-use and regenerate materials.
Introducing kids to imaginative, exciting and engaging ways to current visualisation, design and manufacturing processes to initiate ideas of how they might re-imagine and re-design their own future.
The importance of social justice and equality. Celebrating our human family. Promoting the idea of collective living and looking after those in our local communities.
Using online community to collaborate and share ideas about how we look after each other and planet Earth.
A narrative and context for a guided play and learning experience;
A Recipient of the outcome OR the process of creation is purpose enough (when the recipient is the child learning something new, acquiring a new skill or making a mistake/failed attempted as a gift of the creative process.)
A moment of contemplation/inquiry into the reason for creation, the recipient and the potential learning experience; calm conducive environment
Zen practice of meditating before creation.
Empathising with the recipient of the work (if relevant) and all possible design outcomes.
Questioning how the work may be collaborative/co-operative. Inspired by the group or outside stimulus/input.
Creation of the design; carrying out the work or task; working in collaboration where possible; with peers or guided by facilitator.
Acknowledgement of the creative process with a focus and celebration of the mistakes and things that didn’t work and how they can lead to unexpected results/innovation.
98% of kids are considered creative geniuses - Let's help them hold on to it into adulthood.
The importance of collaborating, co-creating and sharing ideas and that the drivers and motivation of creation are to look after each other and planet Earth.
A deeper connection to nature helps us regulate our emotional state.
Loving ourselves and each other as we are ONE human family.
Radical OPTIMISM provides a compelling future story to move towards
Giving & sharing with an open heart and being grateful for all that we have.
Our generation can be the change we want for our kids - We are The Inspirationauts