This summer: how to boost creativity in children?
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As summer approaches every parent worries on how to keep school age kids busy in holidays. Summer holidays for kids should be spent learning new craft, new sport, new music, and sometimes getting bored too.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein
Children by birth are Imaginative and inquisitive. The important thing for parents is to answer their questions and let the curiosity grow. A child has lots of creative thoughts and ideas, which they should learn to express either through speech or pretend play or through art, sports or music. This is very helpful in relationships building and situation handling.
Imagination and creativity can be encouraged in kids by parents, teachers in early years of learning through:
-Some of the activities are learning fun and enhance creativity too. Also it is important to keep help kids with activities that make learning fun such as
-Matching list of words with images
-Word scramble activities
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- DIY- do it yourself, this is the best tool available today to make kids understand and also help them use their creativity as they make .Building blocks, Drawing, painting, craft ,clay modeling are the great way to boost imagination , Don't worry for the mess kids make as they play, it is worth it!
-Role Plays of various favorite characters, like doctor, policeman, and teacher are learning with fun. Kids are very good mimics, so what they observe and see they can role play with mush more ease than adults
-Listening Music, learning and making music is one of the best ways to stir kid’s minds.
-Exposure -taking kids places, like museum, parks, historic places, helps them understand various aspects of learning with ease
-Story books- Other than tried and tested fairy tales being the best for imagination. Real life stories are a great way to help child understand people, situations and responses. Child should also be encouraged to make their own stories
- Drama/ theater - enacting a scene of kids favorite story/ movie along with input from kid is a fun way of enhancing both creativity and communication skills
- Question, Questions & Questions - These are the best means of understanding and gauging child curiosity, how well we handle these further encourages the child
Creativity goes a long way in deciding what kids make and what they make of their life as well.