by MindBox November 28, 2020 5:55 am
Every child is creative, our job as parents and teachers is to help them unleash their creative thinking by providing them a supportive environment. They will feel confident to think out-of-the-box and share their ideas with you. Fostering creativity is essential for their physical, social, emotional, moral, and creative development.
Take a look at some of the ways by which you can nurture your child’s creative potential:
As young children are naturally curious, they ask a lot of questions about how things happen or function. You can answer some of their questions and ask them to find out the rest by themselves. It will allow them to explore, experiment, tinker with things, understand and develop their own conclusions.
Play music and prompt your children to dance; music & movement provide outlets for them to tap into their creative side and express themselves. You can also teach them to play a musical instrument. According to National Geographic, music inspired Albert Einstein – the famous physicist – to develop his theories.
Take your children to nature trips (hiking, bird watching, star gazing) where they can observe and understand how nature works. Nature inspires creativity; they can choose to draw, paint, or write down their observations.
Puzzles and blocks will engage your children, ignite their creativity, and hone their problem-solving skills. It will boost their creative confidence to deal with real-life problems.
Keep art materials like paper, crayons, glue sticks and clay at home. It will give your children the freedom to do creative activities like sketching, painting, and clay modelling. For today’s tech-savvy children, Digital Art is a great medium to express their creativity.
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Can you think of ways to encourage creative thinking in kids that will help them thrive in the digital future?