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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

HOW TO SUPPORT CHILDREN CREATIVITY

 

INTRODUCTION

Naturally, children are born innovators with very powerful imaginations. Talking about creativity, the child is either naturally born a creative person or not but notwithstanding, parents can nurture their children’s creative thinking capacity.

 

Parents and schools can help their children/ students/pupils get all the necessary tools that can help them think creatively in developing their skills in creative art projects, creative writing, imaginative cultural art, building blocks, music art, and the like.

 

Children's imaginations help them to be more confident, handle pain, learn in a better way and grow their social skills.

 

Find below, how parents and schools can encourage their children's creativity.

 

1.     PARENTS AND TEACHERS SHOULD CREATE TIME FOR CREATIVITY

Children often learn by imitation, watching their teachers and parents, therefore they have to be creative, especially, the parents, charity begins at home. Their creative teachers in school should build on the foundation already laid from home. 

For example, building houses with molding clay or building blocks, building boats with papers floating on water, building kites to fly in the sky, writing imaginable stories impart the skills of an architect, engineer, and content developer in the child respectively. By doing this, knowledge is gained and bonding is encouraged in the family while everyone would enjoy having fun as well.

2. CREATE ROOM FOR CREATIVITY

Allocate a natural and simple environment for your child for creativity at home and a simple laboratory for students and pupils at school.

When talking about creating an environment where children can be creative both at home and at school, the environment does not have to be expensive or rented, simply allocate a portion in your compound or improvise an already made laboratory to suit their creativity purposes, for example, use an old newspaper to build a boat, used nylon/leather for a kite that can fly in the sky, clay from your surroundings to mold a house, write in an old used exercise books Make them be in charge or control of their environment and materials.

 

3. FREE TIME IS INEVITABLE FOR THE CHILDREN

Don’t allocate time for children when it comes to creativity like the way parents give specific periods to finish up domestic work and homework at home. Also, the school should give enough or ample periods to do creative activities in the school, this makes the child have a sense of belonging to the time and the child's mind is immersed in the creative work that would make the work come out beautifully unlike the strict periods allocated to other class subjects.

 

4. ASSIST THE CHILDREN TO TRIGGER THEIR THINKING

Open up the children to the world they have never been to, take them to where they can make use of every part of their senses and this should not be ambiguous or costly to do. For example, you may take them to a nearby zoo, stadium, library where they can see the type of animals that never exists in their domestic environments, take them to a nearby local stadium to encourage sports skills and a nearby library where they can see books like concordance, an encyclopedia that never exists in their school libraries

5. ASK YOUR CHILDREN CREATIVE/CONSTRUCTIVE QUESTIONS

While driving or taking your children to school or vice versa, ask them creative questions, like if you want to prepare pancake or cupcake what are the ingredients or the process you think you  can use and follow to prepare the cake

The child may not have any knowledge about this in the past but the question asked would make the child creative enough to try and answer these questions of which the answers may not be perfect but at least the child can think out of the box and this, in turn, helps sharpen the child’s brain and enhances critical thinking. Get a recorder to note this down and review it later for the child's improvement.

 

6. HELP YOUR CHILDREN BUILD THEIR PASSION/CAREER

Both parents and teachers should pay attention to their children's passion and energy about a particular subject matter in creativity. Help them get materials needed for creativity available and give them full support during the creativity activities both at home and in school. For example, a child who is interested in building a house should have access to building blocks and molding clay.

 

 In conclusion 

There are many ways to improve creativity in your children that are not time-consuming. Both parents and teachers should keep motivating their children to develop their skills and enhance their critical or creative thinking.

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Children upbringing demands ample time and deliberate/dedicated attention. We need to have slots for them in our weekly schedule. They're more than our house projects, business target and the like, same manner we go all out to meet up with the latter same way we ought to sacrifice all to meet theirs.

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