“To Live Our CREATIVE Life We Must Lose Our Fear Of Being Wrong” – Joseph Pierce
1. Let them draw
Not necessary whatever kids draw turn out to be a Da-Vinci or Michelangelo, never snub them and let the creative juices come out. Mine is not good at drawing, I sit with her along with some plain sheets and color-box. We started this as a fun drawing some random lines and coloring but soon it became her favorite activity. Today when I see her drawings, I can clearly see her images are getting clearer and better. Her coloring stays inside the border lines and now she started playing with mixing magic.
2. Be artistically motivated
Do you talk dance or music with your little ones?? Do you know what your child is really interested in? We see a kid dancing in some birthday party and literally force our ‘happy feet or not’ to tune to the same shoes. We see some random kids reality show – a singing competition and push our nightangle to humm the same. DO NOT PUSH KIDS for any activity, instead gauge what they are actually inclined in. Start with simple appreciation talks when see kids trying some moves or tuning to karaoke… the best way is to be their partner, help them take their first step and soon they will lead the way.
3. Different is good
“Creative minds are rarely tidy”
So what if they have different choices? So what if they do not want to join the whole class in dance or singing? So what if they wish to go the unconventional way.. let them go, never stop them. ‘Different is new IN‘, appreciate and motivate them to go ahead. Haven’t you heard or read about ‘Phogat Sisters’, they went the different way and rest is history. Tessy Thomas, the first missile lady of India – she was different in the beginning but today whole world knows her. So accept the differences and let them EXPLORE.
4. Share your hobbies
We all know kids imitate and try to be the same as their parents; so why not share your artistic love with them. Tell them your childhood stories and how you picked up your interests. My little one does not share my love for books, I tried a couple of times getting her hooked to visual, funny, lively books but to no avail. But when I told her several stories of how I started reading books and they became my best friends, she picked up one book and made it her bestie. Why don’t you try one with yours??
5. Never overdo
Learning & playing is all fun and we are talking about fun ways to bring out the creativity in kids, right!! So please keep ‘trying’ part undertone and do not push them into ‘robotic learning mode‘. Every child has their own abilities and learning capacities, so do not stress doing it your way. Being creative is not a necessity, it’s an art which picks the artist not the other way around.
Hope you like my list of ways to bring out the creativity in kids, I would love to read yours… Please share yours with us and spread cheerful ways to learn this summer vacation. Linking this post with #mondaymommymoments by lovely ladies Deepagandhi1 & misra_amrita
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