According to recent research, creativity can improve your brain’s cognitive abilities. People with musical backgrounds, for example, tend to have stronger links between the two hemispheres in their brains. Plus, according to research, creative thinking can help our brains develop neural connections and learn new concepts. Additionally, creative activities can improve your child’s mood and well-being.
10 Tips to Foster Creativity Learning in Children
Encourage Intuition and Spontaneity
Teach a child to ask “what if” questions.
In an article with Psychology Today, researcher Melissa Burkley recommends teaching children to ask, “What if?” to enhance their creativity. If you can get your children to ask questions about the world and how it works, they’re more likely to come up with their own unique answers.
Encouraging your children to enjoy creative activities
You can encourage creative activity by giving your child free time to play and stepping back from your child’s play. Even boredom can encourage children to be creative. So can relaxation – for example, lying on the grass and watching the clouds change their shape.
A FEW EXAMPLES OF SUCH CREATIVE ACTIVITIES ARE -
- Art and Craft
- Illustrate and create a Story with made-up character names
- Encourage play with open-ended toys like blocks, and lego.
- Music and Dance activities, rhyming or making their own song.
Remove the Pressure from Performing
Ask your child open-ended questions.
Asking your child questions can boost creativity as much as getting them to ask questions themselves. Asking open-ended questions—questions that require an answer longer than “yes” or “no”—can help children learn to form their own ideas and develop creative thinking.
FEW OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS YOU MAY ASK
- What was your favorite part of today? Why?
- What magic power do you wish you had? Why?
- If you could fly anywhere, where would it be?
Spend time outside.
Recent studies have discovered that getting out in nature is not only good for mental health—it can improve creativity, too. It has been found that spending time outdoors can enhance curiosity, encourage flexible thinking, and help you recharge.
Next time the weather allows it, go on a walk around your neighborhood to refresh your child’s mind and give them a good brain boost.
Creating a Safe Space for Expression
Creative parents recognize the importance of providing a safe and non-judgmental space for their children to express themselves. They encourage open communication, active listening, and validation of their child's feelings and opinions. By creating an atmosphere of trust and respect, children feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, fears, and dreams, allowing for deeper connections and understanding within the family.
Respect Your Child's Needs
Reading can boost your child’s imagination and problem-solving skills. Make a goal to read a picture or chapter book together every day. Reading books as a family will provide an excellent opportunity to get your child to start talking, telling stories, and connecting with you more openly, fostering more confidence hence creativity.
Creative learning in kids encourages and nurtures their imagination, and ignites curiosity, and problem-solving abilities.. By embracing creative parenting strategies, we can tap into innovative approaches that foster a stronger bond with our children and promote their holistic development.
LOVE AND SUPPORT ALWAYS...!!