Creative Play: Stimulate Your Child's Natural Talents
By Andrew Loh
A critical aspect of your child's early childhood learning and brain
development is to engage in creative play. Everyone knows that
children learn by playing and mimicking things around them. This is
the nature's way that allows them to learn, discover and master
about so many things around them, in their house and school. A major
part of the learning process in a child involves adapting to a
number of learning situations and choosing the exact process to
master those varying situations. Play is a state of child's mind. It
is safe, pro-active, emotional, probing, inquisitive and learning in
its nature. It also exists in the moment and during active hours of
While play is an important part of your child's life, the overall
quality of play is an important issue in child's brain development.
Ordinary and mundane play may not really help your child to develop
his or her brain. Rather, it is the active and creative play that
helps your child develop and uplift his or her brain development.
Play can be entirely positive or even negative depending on the
given situation. What you need to develop and encourage is the
creative type of playing situations that can help you child develop
a number of traits and characters.
Why do children play? Children simply love playing and making merry!
Children also love the excitement and thrill of playful moments.
There are so many reasons that compel your child to play, learn and
Your children may play:
To learn things around them
To create their own situations, interact with them and later learn
from those situations
To feel challenged to work on some situations
To spend some time on productive activities
To clam themselves to soothe the troubled mind
To win against others
To have some fun and thrill
To enjoy every moment of their childhood
To compete against others
To feel elated and complete
Most parents feel that playing is an unproductive activity and thus
they try to curb their children from playing excessively. Parents
also try to think that playing and thinking do not have any
connection and relation. It is also common to see that parents
creating a list of tasks depending on how productive a particular
activity are. But, conventional wisdom is slowly giving away to
advanced thinking that suggests that getting your children involved
in creative play will help them develop a series of beneficial
characters and traits.
Creative play provides your children lifelong benefits of fun,
laughter, thrill, enjoyment and a comprehensive learning process.
Creative play can also help your child develop and streamline the
following characters and traits:
Social skills: Regular creative plays will help your child
learn the noble characters of empathy, compassion and the capacity
for exhibiting intimacy. Emotional intelligence is another factor
that is also developed through creative play. Social skills and
acumen are learned in the process of creative play.
Personal strengths: The innate ability of your child to take
on responsibility and challenges, find rue meaning in life, and
later discover our personal peace and achievement needs a fair
amount of creative play. Creative play also develops adaptability
and flexibility in your child's outlook, which are necessary to
positive and encouraging behavior.
Learning process: Playful discovery and adventure is the
recognized pathways to creative learning. Creative play helps your
child in problem solving and adaptive characters by encouraging
imagination and vision. Play can help arouse curiosity, which
ultimately leads to the development of creativity.
Connection and affinity: Creative play enhances openness and
affection towards others. It also becomes very easy for your child
to set and create connections with other people especially, fellow
children in the school.
Joy and happiness: Creative play is sheer fun and thrilling!
It is also a moment to cherish all the goodness of life. Play is
special state of being happy and contended.
Involvement: Creative playtime helps your child develop
focus, concentration and dedication which are all mandatory for your
child's future success.
Clarity: Creative play enhances clarity in thinking, a lucid
mind, and an ability to understand the true meaning of life.
Timeliness: Creative play develops proper understanding of
time and it also makes your child learn timeliness and discipline.
Confidence: Creative play is a time to develop confidence and
courage. It will also cajole your child to achieve difficult tasks.
With creative play, your child may never get bored.