Boosting Your Child's Imagination and Creativity
By Andrew Loh
To become a person of substance and stature, one will need to develop
several critical and biologically important characters. A person now was
a child before! Children learn several attitudes, characters and skills
right from the childhood days. Of all the important skills and
characters, imagination and creativity are two of the most critical
skills involved with the evolution of a person.
An imaginative person is the one who can see or foresee many events much
before others do. A child, who is imaginative, can succeed in his or her
life both in personal and professional life. Imagination is a critical
personal ability or character that has varied influences on the manner
and way in which your children think and act. Mind you, some of the
greatest inventions, discoveries and personal accomplishment of arts and
science have been the result of sheer curiosity, imagination and
creativity. The word “imagination” took its form from Latin word,
“imaginari” which means an image or a picture or an illustration.
The University of Chicago has published wonderful literature in
imagination. According to the University, “imagination is considered
"a power of the mind", "a creative faculty of the mind", "the mind"
itself when in use, and a "process" of the mind used for thinking,
scheming, contriving, remembering, creating, fantasizing, and forming
opinion.” On the other hand,
provide a different explanation for the word imagination. According to
that web site, “imagination is the ability to conceive (think about) a
concept solely within the mind, and not by observation or interaction
with anything physical. It is the driving force behind all human
advancement, because it allows humans to think of things that do not
exist, at least not at the time they are imagined.”
Imagination allows your children plenty of freedom to work on their own
ideas and interests. When your child develops this character, they can
probe, expand, evaluate and explore the world around them. With the
information so gathered, they can apply its principles to create a
systematic or orderly idea for their future life.
Like the power of imagination, creativity is yet another skill that your
children will need to develop in their childhood. According to Dr.
Robert E. Franken, creativity is defined as the “tendency to generate
or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in
solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves
Obviously, both imagination and creativity offer several advantages and
benefits that can help your children achieve excellence in their life.
As a parent, you might never think how the power of imagination benefits
your children. It helps your children:
Develop social skills and intelligence: With imagination, your
children can explore the latent relationship among different members of
the family and others, to learn each member act and pretend. Different
child plays and pretend games can help them learn the basics of social
skills in a manner that lays a very strong foundation for future growth.
Enhance the power of self-confidence: Young children may not have
full control over their daily life. The power of imagination can help
your children develop and enhance self confidence. Self confidence will
push your children towards stardom.
Boost and promote intellectual growth: Imagination acts like a
seed to boost abstract thinking and thought processing. Abstract
thinking can promote intellectual growth as well.
Develop linguistic abilities: Pretend play can help your children
develop and speak several languages. Better linguistic skills mean the
development an attitude of survival anywhere in the world.
Likewise, even creativity plays an important role in acquiring several
additional skills and abilities. Creativity leads to artistic
expression. Creativity is also an essential aspect of human experience.
Creativity can breed an ability to look at things in a different way.
Creative expression may help your children in accomplishing many feats
and achievements. With creativity, your children can enjoy a number of
Create balance and order in life: With creativity, your children
can develop an ability to streamline a well-balanced life. Every human
must have a well-organized life.
Treat both bad and good experiences with an equal measure: A
child who has the ability to see things in a creative way will be immune
to both sad and happy events of life. He or she can develop an ability
to treat all spheres of life in an equitable manner.
Achieve excellence in classroom: A child who is creative always
excels in fine arts, science, painting and modeling. These are the
practical aspects of life, those are mandatory for classroom success.
The power of imagination and creativity are the two important pillars of
life. Without these noble skills and attributes, a person may not reach
the full potential that he or she is supposed to achieve. These
important skills also play an important role in your children's
intellectual and brain growth and development. Continue to read
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