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Encourage children’s creativity

Encourage children's creativity

This is how children get creative

Practice early! Whether it’s chocolate paintings on the wall, traces of paint on the living room table or mum’s lipstick spread all over her face, many children have discovered their creativity according to this motto. From a certain age you can expand and promote these early childhood “paintings”. For example, if you give a child a piece of paper and some paints, you will be amazed at how creative they can be. In the beginning, they may be wild strokes of color without much meaning. But the child simply enjoys swinging the pen or brush freely across the paper. That motivates and that’s what counts!
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This is how children can learn creativity

Very different objects and materials, such as sand, wood, paper, fabrics, etc., are suitable for the learning process. Through a combination of different colours, sounds, shapes and smells, creativity and imagination can be developed. In order to promote creative ideas in the child, the brain must first be stimulated. It has to learn not to always do everything the way others do. A child does not have to be highly intelligent to create something creative and unusual! Children should and must try everything, test their limits, be successful, overcome defeat and start all over again.

Wooden building blocks, for example, are ideal for promoting logical thinking and memory. When building, the child discovers always new variants. In general, it learns from all situations for itself. They also learn that things are not always as they seem and that they can make a significant contribution to changing things. Creative children are also later creative people. You are confident, lively, have a gift for listening and are inventive in life. With the ability to concentrate on one thing, acquired through play, they often learn better and can fit into a team more easily later in their professional lives. This is how you can recognize the first signs of giftedness in children.


Parents can encourage creativity

The parents are of course primarily responsible for the support. If you set an example for the child in an unconventional way of life, this is usually an important first step. In addition, the terms trust and confidence play a major role. So if a child wants to try something, it should be given the opportunity to do so. If an attempt goes wrong, it is up to the parents to comfort their child and explain to him how to do it correctly. It should be included in normal life processes, because only in this way can it learn and build self-confidence. If it’s fun at the same time, the child will always have positive memories.

An example: A family is in the pre-Christmas period and would like to bake cookies. The five-year-old daughter has just put her mother’s apron on and wants to help. Dad and the three-year-old son also join them. Everyone will guess what follows. Flour is spread generously on the work surface and the dough is rolled out on it. Small, large, thick and thin biscuits are cheerfully cut out with all kinds of molds. Dad just jokes around and the little one puts the cut out dough in his mouth. The flour flies in all directions and they all end up looking like little snowmen. But it is precisely such situations that bond, offer children valuable learning opportunities and encourage creativity. And this is how you can introduce children to music .


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