Search

Half of parents do not have time for creativity with little Londoners

15:00 14 November 2012

New research from a Stratford children’s centre revealed nearly half of all parents rely on teachers to do creative activites with their children because they do not have the time.

The Discover Children’s Story Centre on Broadway teamed up with the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green along with parenting website Yano to find out about the creative lives of primary age children in the UK.

The poll of 1,000 parents found that 42 per cent rely on teachers to encourage creativity in their children with 58 per cent suggesting such tasks are the sole responsibilty of schools.

The study also said that 42 per cent do not have time to do tasks such as drawing or baking with their children despite 49 per cent claiming they wished their little ones were more enthusiastic about creative games because they believe they are beneficial to a child’s development.

Young visitors to both Discover and the Museum of Childhood voted drawing/colouring/painting their favourite creative activity with story writing in second place, and baking in third.

The research was carried out to coincide with a creative writing competition backed by both children’s centres and Yano to write a short story or poem called ‘My Most Amazing Adventure Ever’ judged by a panel of authors.

Judge Kristina Stephenson, author of ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks’, said: “Despite being surrounded by modern technology and the time pressures in our daily lives, what is evident is that children still love being creative, with simple pleasures such as drawing, story writing, and dressing up, still being firm favourites.”

Children can enter the competition at Discover, the Museum of Childhood, or online at www.yano.co.uk.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 17:43
Newham Council will make a decision on whether to approve the spending proposals (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Newham Council will invest £100million into keeping the borough moving over the next decade, under proposals unveiled by the mayor.

Robin
Yesterday, 15:52
Beverley Lewis House provides a haven for women with learning disabilities who have been subjected to violence

A women’s refuge in Newham has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of its social housing.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 15:51
Police believe the man may have exposed himself to other people

Police are trying to trace a driver who indecently exposed himself to a woman in Beckton amid concerns he may be a repeat offender.

Yesterday, 12:00
John Atotileto impressing on the trumpet

You can always rely on music to bring people together.

India

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe