Thinking Outside the Box includes many fun songs, interactive segments, puzzles and trick questions that encourage kids to discover and develop ideas in new ways. Eric demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving concepts such as brainstorming, expecting the unexpected, asking "What if...?", having determination and perseverance, and the idea that there is more than one way to skin a potato (no potatoes will be harmed during this program). Eric motivates kids to use their own inspiration and expression to create their unique mark on the world, in whatever way inspires them.
When it comes to creative interest, kids are all different... Some will be painters, sculptors, musicians, writers, builders, storytellers, chefs, public speakers, scientists, entrepreneurs, actors, etc. Many arts programs do a great job of focusing on a single art form and showing techniques for that particular craft. But this program teaches methods that can apply to all aspects of life and art and encourages kids to look inside themselves, find what they are driven to do, and do it the best they can. It also emphasizes the need for kids to become well-rounded in their learning and to be willing to explore ideas that draw from all sides of their education.
Thinking Outside the Box supports many state curriculum standards relating to arts development and/or career skills, and provides tools that are useful in all academic subjects. See below for the curriculum connection pertaining to your state.