Children's Literature & Creativity

Mohammad Javad Erfani Beyzaei, Nasereh Mohaghar


The "Children's Literature" is a combined term composed of two main elements, child and literary entity. Creativity in children's literature is the factor of creating new images and ideas that may fertilize a new world full of new concepts in the searching and critic mind of children and adolescents. Creativity means the presentation of new thought, new product, and a unique phenomenon. Creativity is a process which leads to solving problems and producing new structures, conceptualization, rendering artistic, scientific, and industrial forms. There are emphases on novelty, uniqueness, and freshness of the product as well as its innovative nature in all definitions given in different fields the subject of which is creativity. The creative thinking is involved in controlled thinking. The creative individual makes his creative thought and controls its elements in his mind at first before presenting a new product; Thus, a proper ground is prepared for the formation of an innovative thought. The factor of creativity in literature causes that the child or adolescent to have more interest in stories, tales, and poems which stimulate mind for more curiosity and questions, i.e. unseen and unheard elements.

The exact definition of creativity with the enigmatic and mysterious concept in its mechanism may be very difficult, but, in general, creativity is a blend of innovation, flexibility, and sensitivity to surrounding environment that causes reaching different results and new ideas.


Children's literature, Child, Creativity, Creative thinking, innovation

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