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Pack Creativity Boxes for downtime. First check your child’s afternoon, evening, and weekend schedule. Block in time for relaxing and exploring (aka downtime). Prepare the following creativity boxes (suggested by Michele Borba in the book Thrivers. Introduce the boxes gradually and see what types of activities your child gravitates to over time.
Ideas are either inspired by or are specific suggestions from the book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba, EdD G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2021.