Countless research projects from LEGO, MoMA, IKEA, Arup, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to Sir Ken Robinson, over more than 60 years, confirms that creativity is a building-block skill for children.
You can see the joy of creativity on a child's face. The pride in their voice when they come to show you what they've created.
The problem is that children today are spending way too much time consuming digital content that kills their creativity.
The solution to this growing problem is the Magic Garden IoT platform, designed to bring the joy of creativity to digital content.
In the Magic Garden, 4 year old children reasoned creatively together like 7 year olds, and focused for 2 hours because they wanted to. And aggressive children collaborated with a calm focus.
This boy’s story
This boy’s story
In the Magic Garden we discovered a boy who has a unique talent.
If you ask him anything else, he hoes quiet for a while,.. and then gives you the shark’s point of view.
So one day he turned the Magic Garden into a submarine and took us and his class on a trip under the ocean. Then a shark appeared! Everyone was drawn into his role play of being chased by the shark.
And when the excitement was over and we settled on the ocean floor, we asked the children,
The children said, no! But the boy said, yes. So we asked him Who?
In his own words he replied:
And we thought, is he not talking about marine conservation?
Krister is a UX Designer with 17 years industrial design experience in startups and interactive media R&D labs in museums.
Krister is a futurist of learning, an inventor and Experience Design veteran in over 240 educational interactive technologies for schools, museums, universities, smart city startups. https://www.linkedin.com/in/Krister-Gustafsson
Education and learning futurist and entrepreneur, and former school principal
Nick has worked in and with schools for over 30 years now in helping the settings, leaders and learners continue to develop and refine their approach to enable positive outcomes for all. He has been involved in a number of education start-ups and managed these to be successful over 14 years.
Early childhood educator, children’s philosopher, Masters in cultural studies, and paediatric nurse.
Sylvie ’s pioneering work in making learning more meaningful and engaging, by using Children’s Philosophy in interactive exhibits, began in 2008 with curating and co-designing the first Bupa Magic Garden as part of her master thesis in cultural studies. Bremen University, the University of New South Wales and the Powerhouse Museum recognized her impact as “an innovation and a milestone reached in Children’s Philosophy”.