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How to encourage your child to be creative


Resourcefulness, ingenuity, ingenuity - all these are the ability to solve problems in various non-trivial ways, using your creative thinking. As they develop inventiveness, children learn to trust their intuition and unique abilities. They develop a positive attitude towards problem solving. This means that resourceful children grow up into confident and hardworking people. It is also important that they enjoy the many joys that life offers them.

The ability to be creative comes from the capabilities of our wonderful and amazing brain, but not from any brain, no. Creativity, like a harvest, can be “harvested” only from a well-fertilized (well-developed) field - the brain. This will require a close collaboration of heredity (genetic background) and the responsiveness of adults who want to develop and stimulate their children. Under the right greenhouse conditions, beautiful flowers of creativity bloom naturally, expressing the beauty and potential of the human spirit!

If we raise children brave enough to be creative, we give them something that money can't buy. So use the following tips and you will plant beautiful seeds in your child's imagination. Soon you will be able to enjoy the blossoming flower and your harvest may be endless.

Tips for encouraging creativity

  • Encourage children to be curious and seek answers. Based on this, one of the best ways for parents to answer a child's questions is to say, “I don't know. How do you think we can find the answer? "
  • Don't suppress or overwhelm your creativity with too many factory-made toys. Restrain yourself and do not buy your children another toy character that appears on the shelves after the release of a new film or cartoon; then ingenuity will receive a fertile space and be able to fully develop. Dolls - yes, they can be fashionable and relevant, but they do not awaken the child's imagination, do not inspire imagination, because they come to us in a ready-made, completed form. Pre-assembled toys make it impossible for children to think for themselves.
  • Give value to a variety of ideas and opinions. Encourage brainstorming by emphasizing, “Of course, this is just one way of looking at this thing,” or “What a good idea, I have never thought about it before. Let's try!". This will help you to write written works yourself in the future. Visit Site can also help with this, as it does its job well. A useful resource for learning.
  • Encourage learning to do something new. Make specific, motivating comments, such as “How interesting! You created a secret passage from the cubes "or" The way you mixed different shades of green, painting the leaves, made the tree incredibly realistic! " This will inspire the child to come up with creative ideas. In the future, this will help to think independently, but you cannot do without  in thinking. This resource must be saved so that it can be used when the time comes.
  • Avoid shaming or embarrassing children who experiment through trial and error. Don't say, "And what did you mean by that?" Instead, support the child: “If it doesn't work, okay, try something else; and you will definitely succeed. " Encourage reasonable risks, they will fuel your little one's creativity. If you say so, you are raising a champion. He will even be able to write essays with inspiration and will also be able to use which will inspire new ideas. With this resource you can learn very well how to write good works.
  • Stimulate imagination, autonomy and independent thinking by asking questions to accompany certain activities. When you implement some children's ideas together, do not tell the children what exactly needs to be done, let them think about it themselves. For example, when making a bird feeder, say: “I wonder how to keep corn and sunflower seeds from falling out? What would you suggest? "
  • Resist perfectionism. Don't do your child's school project just because you can make it better or faster (of course you can!). Also, resist the urge to add the finishing touch to work already done to make it perfect. Respect the learning process that takes place during the project. This process is much more important than the end result. During practice, the result will become more perfect.
  • Avoid discouraging phrases and negative language. Critical comments thwart creative experimentation. Do not say phrases such as: “No, this is not at all the way you do; here, let me do it myself ”,“ It will never work ”or“ Can you ever do something normally? ”.
  • Show respect for creative work. Attach children's stories or pictures to the refrigerator or wall. Children also love to see the fruits of their labor in their parents' workplaces.
  • Avoid unflattering comparisons between siblings' work and talents. Please don't say something like, “You certainly can't tell a story as well as your brother,” or “Why can't you draw a pretty picture like your sister ?! You use such dark colors. "
  • Encourage inventive humor. Humor helps children to experience joy in the creative possibilities of their minds. Laugh as often as possible and never hesitate to say: "Oh, I'm going to burst out laughing now!"
  • Make it easy to play, do not impose your vision on children. Children can feel incredible support from their parents when they sink to the floor (on the carpet) and play with them on an equal footing. Follow your child as a leader as they play. The game should be your pair dance, not a concert where you are the sole conductor.
  • Play games that have different answers. Include the “What if?” Questions in the game. “What if we want to build a sand castle? What can I do to make the sand stick better? "," What if we develop the construction of our castle, what can we use for it? "
  • Play fantasy games. For example, have your child come up with a way to build a house by landing on the moon. Or make lists of all the funky ways you can use everyday household items like a rake or a mixer. Learn to get great pleasure from bizarre and even ridiculous answers!
  • Play makeover games. For example, pretend to be a monkey. Or pretend to be a lawn mower, popcorn machine, or fan blades! Don't be afraid of the most unexpected offers.
  • Provide a safe and comfortable place where children can use a variety of art materials. Offer them paper and cardboard, crayons, crayons, felt-tip pens, glue, stickers, finger paints, clay, etc.
  • Make homemade instruments and arrange a concert. Accept all the musical compositions suggested by the child. Make room for the kids to move freely so that energetic kids can show their skill and grace to the fullest.
  • Come up with a funny family story. Let one person begin the plot, and then the next one adds something of his own to it, then the next one and so on in a circle, until the epilogue itself. The weirder and more absurd the plot is, the more it will give you pleasure and fun!
  • Change the endings of famous stories with your child. For example: “How else could the fairy tale“ Three Little Pigs ”have ended? How do you think?".
  • Play various mind games with your children. These can be themed jokes or puns. Thinking up analogies or associations is fun too. For example, when children are asked to identify how clocks and owls are similar, or to list what a cat and a computer have in common, creativity is aroused very well in response.

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