Creativity is a term that loses its meaning as time progresses, it meant the ability to imagine and produce something altogether inexistent up to that point, today it’s been reduced to only refer to artistic or musical ability.
We have forgotten that technology also cannot be invented with knowledge alone, if you cannot imagine it you will never create it. Think renting your home to tourists over the web, who’d have thought of that?
Creativity is present in every child, simply because every child is born curious, curious about everything they see and touch. It’s common for parents to be told to never discourage a child from asking “why?”, this is meant to create an environment that fosters creativity.
Psychologists believe creativity flourishes when creative behavior is encouraged, this applies even to a 3-year-old trying to use a screw and a screwdriver or one that attempts to build a castle with his building blocks. A completely structured environment denies a child the ability to think outside the rules, it crushes curiosity.