There are many ways you can help your children today to make them better and more successful people tomorrow. One of them is through enhancing your children’s creativity. And this isn’t something you can strictly guide. On the contrary, all your children need is a little push and they’ll do all the work on their own.
It’s important to make it fun for them, so that they don’t perceive it as an obligation. Here are some smart and easy ways to unleash your kid’s creativity.
Dance Till You Can Dance No More
There is a lot your child can gain from dancing. It’s a physical activity which can improve their balance, flexibility and posture, while stimulating their brain and developing their special awareness.
Plus, it makes kids happy, especially if you join in and have fun with them. And since dancing is an art form, it can also boost your child’s creativity. In fact, it’s the perfect activity for the job, being that it’s one that they will most likely enjoy greatly.
What you should do is just dance like nobody’s watching and encourage them to do the same. It will make them consider all the ways they can move their arms and legs, and this type of improvisation is bound to give birth to some original dance moves.
So, play some music and let your child express themselves through movement, building your children’s creativity in the process. Their laughter will simply be a bonus.
Make Their Toys Count
Children will see colorful toys in toy stores and ads and probably ask you to buy some of them, but if you see that the toy they want only does one thing, it’s most likely that they’ll be bored with it in a matter of days.
Fortunately, there is that other kind of toy, the ones which will do wonders for your children’s creativity. Various building sets, blocks and similar toys can be used over and over again, and in a different way each time.
These toys allow children’s imagination to guide their play which can make their creativity flourish. Also, you should get plenty of arts-and-craft supplies for your little one, and put them somewhere where your children can grab them on their own whenever they feel like it.
In addition, there are some inspiring educational toys on the market nowadays, such as 3D pens. These are great for artistic expression, and most kids love them.
3D art gets them excited and can cause their creativity to thrive, which is why toys such as these should be exactly the ones you get your children.
Step Back & Watch Them Play
Another thing you can do to encourage your children’s creativity is not to meddle too much with their play. Giving them more freedom to make their own decisions, improvise and come up with new ideas for games will give their imagination and their creativity wings.
Furthermore, you should provide them with enough time and space to play. This means that you shouldn’t interrupt their unstructured play just because you mind the noise they’re making, or you don’t want them to make a mess in your living room.
If these are your concerns, make sure their own room is big enough for them to play there, so that they aren’t restricted in any way when exploring the endless seas of their imagination.
In addition, if your kid wants to play with some of your household objects, or even things that you consider trash, you should let them, as long as it’s safe.
For instance, empty bottles and cardboard boxes in combination with some markers and colorful paper can become a house, a spaceship or a racing car in no time, while plastic containers can become drums and beds or bathtubs for their toys.
If you want to see exactly how creative a kid can get, just sit back and observe them as they play.
Be A Good Role Model
Children learn by example and this is something you should utilize when trying to inspire their creativity. One of the most common problems children come across with is the fear of making mistakes.
This is something they develop over time, but it’s also something you can prevent if you show them that making mistakes isn’t something that should hold them back from letting their creativity shine. What you can do is do your best to be creative yourself.
Try making something new, whether it’s a DIY project or simply a meal you’ve never made before. When they see you experiment, make mistakes, laugh them off and learn from them, they’ll realize that it’s perfectly fine for them to err as well.
They’ll accept that mistakes are nothing more than a part of your creative process, and they can become a part of theirs, too.
All children are already creative, so all you can do is work with what’s already there to build their creativity further. With the good advice from this article, you’ll have no problem with achieving this.
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.