Paint, draw, write, create, make, think, dream, play ... These are all processes that awaken children's creativity and help them develop their capacity to grow and enhance their analytical capacity and solve problems. Creativity must be encouraged from the first stages and with this we will be favor
Paint, draw, write, create, make, think, dream, play ... These are all processes that awaken children's creativity and help them develop their capacity to grow and enhance their analytical capacity and solve problems. Creativity must be encouraged from the first stages and with this we will be favoring the learning of children.
There are extremely creative children, who do not need to be stimulated because they constantly think and devise different ways of playing or doing their homework. Others are not so, but for all there are guidelines that parents can follow to empower and nurture.
7 ideas to stimulate children's creativity
1- Do not stop the child: many times we stop the ingenuity of the child to avoid disasters such as not getting stained with the temperas or that the floor ends up full of plasticine. It is convenient to prepare a corner where they can get dirty without problem. Either by placing a plastic tablecloth on the floor or newspaper papers.
2- Bring art closer to the child: not only is it convenient to go to museums, but we can also show them the paintings that other artists have painted through books or even the Internet. In addition, each time the child makes a drawing + we can go deeper into it and urge him to tell us why he used those colors or why he drew this or that form.
3- Invite the child to think for himself no: do not tell him how to do it or what colors to use. Let him try colors or shapes and help him with advice and guidance but not forcing him to follow some dictations.4-
Do not correct the child : he may paint hands with three fingers and huge heads, but it is his way of doing it, he is in the process of learning and he is shaping his drawings. If we correct him constantly, he can be frustrated when he feels he does it wrong.5-
Let him think like crazy an: encourage him to express crazy ideas or meaningless things. He is developing his ingenuity. 6-Encourage their tastes
: use their interests to develop activities around them. If you like trains you could create a cardboard train or if you like to act you could prepare a representation. 7-Talk and ask the child
: you can ask him questions about how he thinks the airplanes get to fly or what it would be like to live in the age of the dinosaurs. You will enhance your fantasy and creativity.