Exquisite Minds: Creative and Gifted Children

Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. We believe creativity can solve almost any problem; rather than why something can’t be done, it’s how it can be done. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.

Overscheduled Kids: When is it too much?

How many children’s activities can you handle without over-functioning? How do you know when you have overscheduled your kids?
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Creativity Scores Falling in the US

Recently, I’ve read in the news that creativity scores are falling. I was left to wonder, where was this data coming from and should we prepare to alert Chicken Little? While I did not really doubt what I read, I …
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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

It helps kids to be reminded Mother's and Father's Day are not just for celebrating but are also for honoring their parent. Creative ideas for Mother's Day...
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Getting Your Teen to Talk

The quiet, moody teen is a concern for any parent. Getting your teen to talk can be a crazy-maker. From my years of working with adolescents I have found there are two main reasons teens won’t share with their parents. …
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Volunteering Ideas: Be a Guest Presenter

With so many people concerned about our educational system today, it is time to get more citizens into the classroom. Acting as a guest presenter in your local school is a great way to add a fresh face, new information, and an …
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Unleash Your Creative Genius

I too once believed because I was not artistic, like my father, that I must not be creative. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized just because I can’t draw doesn’t mean I’m not creative. The following article …
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How to Request a Teacher

How to Request a Teacher for Your Child And When You Should Request a Change of Teacher:   Children know who the best teachers are, just ask them. Kids across the nation have their fingers crossed hoping to get their …
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Schools to Blame for Decline of Creativity

Many teachers are themselves quite creative and at the very least would like an opportunity to be more innovative in their teaching. However, the decline of creativity...
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Thinking Games Kids Will Love

We like our kids to have games and toys which promote thinking skills and higher level learning—while keeping them entertained for more than a few mere minutes. Below is a list of some of our favorite thinking games for kids. As adults we enjoyed playing many of these games too!
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Creativity Test for Children

How to Test for Creativity in Children Many people will be surprised to know you can actually test for creativity. As a teacher of 16 years I worked with and tested many students, some were creative and gifted, some were …
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