As we the saying goes, “We were born creative, but the challenge is to remain creative as we grow up”. By the time we are three or four years old, someone has knocked the creativity out of us. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else. The most concerning aspect of raising children is the amount of time spent in front of screen (e.g, TV, iPad, phones, etc).We may probably think it is good because it enables children to grasp information faster and better yet, unable parents to resume their work without kids’ interference. But have you ever thought on how it doesn’t require much of your kids’ input and consistent usage of cognitive skills? Well, the good thing is it is never too late to foster creativity in your children.
This article will help you, parents, with some ideas on how to set up imaginative and creative play activities for your children. Engage them in a more natural ways of learning, it will take them away from screens and encourage healthy development.
It will not only spike their imagination but also require them to manipulate and touch various play materials, to express themselves through play both verbally and non-verbally, to use all of their muscles and senses to move around. Actively using their large and small muscles as well as their different senses in play, children develop healthy, strong, and complete neurological connections in their brains.
This following is Javier Perez’s awesome discovery. Isn’t it just an arty fun! Kids will surely love this!
Isn’t it wonderful what you can come up with, with just a little bit of doodling and a scissor?! It won’t even require you much resources other than, scissors, papers, pencils and an eraser! This will surely give your kids some new vistas.
Arts and crafts, and construction/building play are ways for children to express their creativity, encourages focus and concentration. It also allows children to feel proud of themselves and gain a sense of mastery after they have created something.
Whether your child is playing with or without other children, he/she may need some assistance from you at certain times. This is why it is important for you to be available and responsive to your child’s requests for help. Usually, children need just a few minutes of your time to get back on track with their play.
This will enable you to set limits around screen time, not having your child over-scheduled with extra-curricular activities.
So, did you learn anything useful after reading this article? We hope you gained the insights. Please feel free to share your experience below in the comments after your experiment. The three selected creativity pieces will win an amazing prize! It’s your chance now!