Creativity is intelligence, having fun.
And who knows how to have fun better than kids?
We strongly believe that every child has creativity at their fingertips. It is our job as parents and teachers to nurture it and bring it to life.
Creativity is an important skill that leads to success and satisfaction in life. It enables children to come up with unique ideas and paths of thinking, which is incredibly crucial in this fast-paced and ever-changing world. Encouraging them early on in life helps them incorporate creativity naturally in their daily lives, and that’s the key to success!
How to bring out your child’s creativity
Encourage them to play with different materials
From play-doh to LEGOs, providing kids with various materials without instruction can help them develop their creativity. They can use these materials to build, create and experiment with different textures, shapes, and colours. Just supply these materials, sit back, and watch them unfold.
Take them on a nature walk
Being in nature is a great way to inspire creativity. Everything they see can be a source of inspiration. Take your children on a nature walk and encourage them to observe the different plants, animals, and landscapes. They can collect items from nature, as well, to make art or use them for stories and drawings.
Read to them
Reading to your children is not only good for their language development, but it also helps to spark their imagination. Reading different genres of books, stories, and poetry can expose them to different worlds and characters, influencing them to create their own.
Encourage them to make music
Making music is an underrated but great way to develop creativity. It can help children express themselves, think critically, and polish their problem-solving skills. Even if they don’t have a musical instrument, they can still make music with their voices or everyday objects such as pots, pans, and wooden spoons. Again, just give them some items and see what they do!
Play games with them
Games that require children to think critically and develop strategies, such as chess and Scrabble, can be particularly beneficial in training creative minds. Bonus: These games can be a lovely way to bond as a family and create your own weekend traditions.
Create a craft corner at home
Dedicate a corner in your home where your child can work on different projects. Stock it with paper, paint, glue, and other materials they can use to create. Encourage them to try new things and experiment with different techniques.
Give them free time
There’s a popular saying: Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.
Sometimes the best way to develop creativity is to give children free time to explore and play independently. This will give them the opportunity to discover their interests, passions and talents.
Creativity can help children succeed in life and grow up to be confident individuals. There are many ways to foster creativity, as explained above.
At Kiran International School, we consistently take steps to encourage creativity through education because we understand its role in shaping one’s future. For more details, please visit our website.