Thrive in 2025: Inspire Creativity

Get Into Nature

Think of the outdoors as one giant toy box, offering the sort of diversions -- sticks, stones, feathers, bugs -- that stimulate creativity. Make sure your kids spend time in the woods, the park, or your own backyard without close supervision. "The freedom to explore outside, whether alone or with friends, can really inspire kids," says Elizabeth Goodenough, Ph.D., editor of Secret Spaces of Childhood.

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