Creativity is the cornerstone of all children’s development. Head to any school and you will see why creativity is valuable to every child’s understanding of skills and how they learn. Co-curricular activities are designed to help children in this way, which is why schools will push students to explore these areas.
To help your child’s creativity at home there are lots of avenues you could go down. From arts and crafts time to outdoor playtime, water play and open conversations. Here are some tips that we recommend.
Give your child the freedom to choose activities
If you’re unsure of what kind of activity to choose, then consider giving your child the responsibility. By doing this your child is going to have to think hard about what they’d like to do with their free time. It could be going for a walk, playing with their friends, or just making whatever comes to mind with arts and crafts supplies.
Head out on a walk through the wilderness
Going into the woods, heading into the countryside and breathing in the crisp air will help your child learn to expand their horizons. This helps creativity in a number of ways, including letting your child unwind and take in the world around them and helping them to think freely. Your child is able to think for themselves and put together creative scenarios to help them learn.
Encourage open questions
Children always have questions to ask you, so be sure to provide a place where they can ask about those things they’ve been wondering about. Some of these questions could be really odd or funny, but they are still a good way of helping your child learn to be creative and observant. Allow them to be curious by engaging in open conversations and opportunities for them to learn more from you.