How to Cultivate Your Child’s Creativity

  • Take Your Child to See the Outside World More

When your child is young, you can take him closer to nature. Compared with urban buildings, a natural environment is more likely to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination. In daily life, children should be provided with opportunities to get in touch with nature. The easiest way is to appreciate the flowers and plants in the park, and play games of heaping soil or sand to your child’s heart’s content.

When your child is older, you can take him to see various buildings to appreciate the humanistic style of different scenic spots, or go to the Science and Technology Museum to view some exhibitions and so on, which can not only help your child understand the world well, but also facilitate the generation of his creative ideas.

  • Let Your Child Concentrate on Play and Satisfy His Curiosity

Don’t limit your child’s desire to explore. Children are naturally curious about the things around them and like to explore new environments. If your child has a strong curiosity about something, you can try to make it satisfied under the premise of safety.

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In daily life, children can be allowed to play attentively by themselves, which can not only cultivate children’s concentration, but also give them the chance to create their own new ideas during playing. You can observe their actions on the side, but don’t correct them. It is a novel idea that children sometimes turn the little flowers into green while drawing. You can ask the child what he thinks after the drawing is finished, then give appropriate comments, and praise him as his work is creative and bold. Through your proper guidance, children will be interested in creativity and won’t think that they were doing something wrong. Thus, when you find a child’s creative behaviors, you should be sensitive to educating the child, and be able to guide and encourage the child in a timely manner, giving the child affirmation at the moment, which is far more effective than rewarding him later.

  • Encourage Your Child to Express His Ideas

In the usual communication with your child, you must encourage your child to express his opinions more. You can praise your child for being brave enough to express himself, even if he says it incorrectly or in a confusing way. It is a good method of children’s confidence in his own ideas, and also the first step towards real implementation.

When your child tells a story of his own imagination, or tells his dream, do not criticize or interrupt at will even if you think it is incomprehensible or illogical. Respect the child, listen patiently to his feelings and ideas, and give approval. You can ask him questions, but do not hurt the child’s creativity.

  • Take Your Child to Play Sports

Excising more with your child is beneficial to his physical health, as well as stimulates his creativity. A professor at Stanford University did a survey about creativity before. He divided several participants into two groups, walking group and rest group. The final results showed that the walking group performed 60% higher than the rest group. There are also many celebrities whose inspiration often comes from sports. For example, Haruki Murakami likes to run, Hemingway loves boxing, and Michael Phelps swims every day. What’s more, lots of writers, musicians, and scientists have witnessed the impact of exercise on their own creativity. These exercises can promote brain development and bring about creativity.

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  • Form the Habit of Reading

It’s important that you form the habit of reading with your child since his childhood. Reading helps your child stand on the shoulders of giants, to gain knowledge and nutrition from books, enrich horizons, and thus unleash creativity. By learning from the strengths of others, your child can create something new on his own.

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Every child is creative. It is necessary to protect and cultivate your child’s creative potential, create a good family environment, provide a colorful and free life, give full play to his initiative and enthusiasm, and cultivate his desire, interest and ability to create.

Post time: Aug-17-2022