Visual Thinking 101_26 4-year-old creative geniuses

Many people have asked me about the statistic that 98% of 4 year-olds are creative geniuses and only 2% f adults are. This comes from some research done by Dr. George Land for NASA. In 1968, George Land conducted a research study to test the creativity of 1,600 children ranging in ages from three-to-five years old who were enrolled in a Head Start program. This was the same creativity test he devised for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. In addition, I am sure that is you know a 4-year-old you will realise just how creative they are.

Here is just one of the references available.

Here is the late Dr. Land talking about the research at a TEDx talk.

It is our job as adults to ensure that a child’s exceptional creativity is not lost as they grow up. If you have lost your creativity as an adult and would like to revisit it, do join one of out free on-line webinars: Exploring mental pictures.

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We have on-line live coaching available to anyone who wants to learn more about supporting highly visual, creative children and adults, who are often neurodivergent. Do join one of our free sessions.

My name is Olive Hickmott, I am a health and learning coach, specialising in working with neurodivergent students. I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me
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My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

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About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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