Ex: We given them a toy train and then teach them to go around the house screeching "Kooo...chuk chuk chuk..." We are imposing our pre-conceived notion that a train can only make this kind of sound. Why not , for a change, try giving the kid a toy train and let him or her explore the train at their leisure. Guide them only when they come seeking your guidance...else just observe them from a distance. You will be marveled at their creativity and ingeniousness.
Here's a video to inspire parents and teachers....Creativity is not inspired by the pressure of time but by the freedom of playfulness and fun