Important of Enhancing Your Child’s Creativity
There is nothing more rewarding for children than to be able to express themselves freely, as any child should. The ability to be express creatively can have a positive impact on your child’s emotional health.
Fostering creativity will not only increase your child’s chances of becoming an artist, but achieve his/her dreams in life. The ability to express oneself creatively helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. In addition, it involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method and communication. Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of Primary Art: It’s the Process, Not the Product, when a child is able to express him/herself freely, he learns to solve problems, think systematically, observe and interpret. Teaching our children to express themselves freely in a creative manner helps their emotional, mental and psychological development…
3 tips to sparking your child’s creativity:
- Welcome creativity at all times. Encourage and reward your child’s way of thinking even when it may differ from what you are trying to teach him/her.
- Create opportunities for your child to be able to create by creating an art section in the house. Always ensure arts and crafts are available for your child to be able to build and create, expressing him/herself through art.
- Do not keep electronics and games on at as much as possible; allow your child to explore nature, build, participate in sports in order to expand their creativity.
“There is a fountain of youth; it is your mind, your talents, the creativity to bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When your learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
‘The Creative Family’ – Soule, Amanda Blake