We think creativity is undervalued (and we aren't the only ones). Take a look at what smart people are saying about creativity, and how Tinkatolli inspires your kid to be creative.
|The correlation to lifetime creative accomplishment was more than three times stronger for childhood creativity than childhood IQ.|
|Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman on the creativity tasks designed by professor E. Paul Torrance Newsweek|
'Creativity is just as important as literacy'
This funny and persuasive TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson was an early source of inspiration for us when we started building Tinkatolli. He makes a very convincing case that 'creativity is just as important as literacy' for our children's future.
|CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future|
|IBM poll from Newsweek|
What adults can learn from kids
On building a windmill
For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it.(Newsweek)
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person 'being' a genius, all of us 'have' a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.(Elizabeth Gilbert on TED)
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs 'childish' thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.(Adora Svitak on TED)
14 year old William Kamkwamba builds a working windmill out junk, and shows that with a bit of creativity, almost anything can be something.(William Kamkwamba on TED)
'Anything can be SOMETHING' This is a Tinkas moto, and it seems to be something kids intuitively understand.
Tinkas - Creative Creatures
The story of the Tinkas goes like this: The Tinkas live on tiny islands far far away. They've never encountered humans before, but each day junk from our world washes onto their shores.
|Now that I play Tinkatolli, I've been taking all bit & bobs and making things for my scrapbook and Tinkafair. I have a whole pile of junk for whenever I'm bored.|
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