As parents, we love watching our kids create. Whether they are drawing, painting, or building a structure out of cardboard and tape, the whole creative thinking process in our kids is wonderful to observe. But do we truly let our kids to be fully creative and appreciate their art works in a proper way?
The Importance of Creativity
When we watch a child create, we can quickly see how a child’s brain is open and limitless to its ability to create and learn. I believe that is why kids can and do produce a vast amount of drawings, coloring pages, and more in a single day. Creativity is a method children use to learn and define their place in the world. In fact, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, creativity in kids means a sense of freedom, a sense to play, and a new way to do things. In her interview , she emphasizes that it is very important that we value and respect a child’s creativity by giving them permission to be creative. By doing this, we are saying that we believe in our child and we really want to know the ideas that lie inside of them.
What to do with kids' artwork
As parents, we desire that each of our kids feel valued for all their creativity and work that they produce day after day. We want to celebrate each creation that our child hands us. The problem that many parents run into is space and organization. There are only so many drawings that can fit on a fridge with a magnet.
Storage boxes can only hold so many paintings without overflowing. Coloring pages that are taped up on the wall can only last so long before space is gone and creations are ruined. And the art that is clipped on to a lengthy wire piles up so fast that individual pieces soon get covered with new ones so nothing ever receives the recognition and respect that it deserves. Surely, there is a better way to value and respect each child’s individuality.
Xibit and it's new perspective of child's creativity
As I searched for a method, I discovered a new and emerging company called Xibit. It's owners were experiencing similar dilemmas. They were both parents to creative children who never stopped creating. While the piles of creations filled up in their home, they never felt like they were sending the right message of encouragement and empowerment to their children. So, they created a system called Xibit.
Value Created by Xibit
Xibit allows creations to elegantly float off the wall easily and quickly. This delivers the message to the child that his or her creation is so important that it is now a part of one’s home décor. Using an Xibit in one’s home has a similar feel and style to that which is found in art galleries around the world.
With Xibit, we no longer need to worry about art being lost in an overflowing box, nor on a fridge or an overcrowded wire. This patented and innovative method allows us to change out our child’s art quickly by simply lifting up and then swapping it out with another piece of art. In addition, the attachment allows art to rotate at 90-degree intervals. So, we do not need to take any hardware off the wall when we need to switch back and forth from landscape to portrait mode before displaying our next child’s art. The owner’s vision is that by using Xibit, our creative geniuses will feel empowered to continue doing what they do best. TO CREATE.
Learn more on how to get your own Xibit here or watch video below.
 Sousa, D (2006), How the arts develop the brain, School Superintendents Association.
 Zeedyk, S (2012), Babies brain development.
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