Creativity means being creative and express freely. It is very important to let a child express himself freely.
It can be an accomplishment in itself. There are different ways to let them be creative and help them to boost their creativity-
- Find out – Find and judge your child’s interest. Do not force your thinking and ideas on him. Help him to discover his interests and talents. Let him create something from different things. For example- colour papers, glue, buttons, straws, paints etc.
- Do not stop– I am always in favour of free play. Let them go out and explore. Free play can lead to many chance discoveries. Moreover, going out in nature can also teach them many things which you and I cannot teach him inside the home. Flowers, plants, fresh air can work wonders for your kids.
- Reading and Storytelling– Reading is important. Read to your child whenever you can and encourage them to write their own stories. Give them different topics and let them make stories around them. Kids can easily express themselves through writing. Do get them some story books every month and encourage them to read. Reading and writing are great ways of exploring their imagination.
- Free and Imaginative play– Let your children imagine and play. It is good for kids to create different characters themselves and role play with their friends. Free play can help them to experiment and help them by making them understand that they are imbibing different roles from the environment around them.
- Messy is good- Next time your child is creating a mess with colours, paints or any other craft material, let him do it. That is one way to be creative. House can be cleaned later but these years won’t come back.
So, parents let your children make and create and not sit and watch TV or on laptops.
As a mother, this is from my experience with my girls. How do you help your child to be creative?
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July 16, 2016 at 3:48 am
I have found this nice blog at blogadda , and I enjoyed it. What you have written is really usefull and I personally can realize it becoze of my 3.5 yrs old child. Some time I also found that I forced her to be in limit but after some time i understand it’s not good for her. Thanks for this great post.
July 16, 2016 at 4:31 am
Thanks for reading and the kind words!
October 11, 2016 at 9:37 am
Nicely explained ..
I loved the mess one permission thing
It really works as Miracles
October 11, 2016 at 10:02 am
Yes it does..glad you liked it..thanks a lot 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm
So well put. If parents encourage kids like this, then it will definitely do wonders. I loved the last point 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Thanks Swathi 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm
Very well said Deepa, I too let Bluey be creative – he arranges casseroles in sizes and matches the lid too. Right now he is picking up gingers from the vegetable basket and placing them in a bowl and again transferring them back!
April 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm
Thanks Tina..glad you like it 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm
i do all of this for my baby and some more…thanks for sharing !! messy is definitely fun and storytelling is an amazing thing to build up creativity.
April 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Yes I have seen your posts and pictures. Great work. Thanks for reading 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm
I’m not a parent, Deepa, but I sometimes feel that parents these days give kids too many pre-structured toys. Gone are the days where we would take two old tins, some string and make a telephone. Or take a sheet and make a tent for an outdoor camp. Your post encourages messiness, and I think that’s fantastic! 😉
April 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm
Thanks a lot Corinne for stopping by 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm
Excellant advice Deeap.Motherhood is teaching playing and playing some more.A kreativemommy gives perfect tips for Creative play
April 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm
Thanks Amrita 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm
Nice one Deepa..creativity doubles up imagination powers in children, it is good to be messy to create ideas.
April 3, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Thanks Ila 🙂
April 3, 2017 at 11:51 pm
Couldn’t agree more about letting the child play with their imagination leading them on…i do feel that unstructured play gives them the best means of expressing their thoughts and emotions. The messier the better! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us, Deepa.
April 4, 2017 at 12:01 am
Thanks a lot Esha..glad you liked it 🙂
April 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm
That’s a superb list of letting kids be their age ans enjoy what they love the most. I follow the same thumbrule…
April 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm
Thanks Dipika 🙂
April 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm
Interesting pointers there. Letting children be and guiding them gently is the way to do it. The more we push the less we know what the child really wants.
April 4, 2017 at 11:29 pm
Thanks for reading 🙂
April 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Story-telling and imaginative play are my favorites always. Thanks for sharing this useful tips.
April 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm
Thanks Vasantha 🙂
April 9, 2017 at 6:01 pm
Great points Deepa.. I also have a similar list in my latest post to instill creativity in kids. And yes.. free play for kids is of utmost importance. We should not limit their creativity & imagination.
April 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Thanks Neha. I liked your list too.