Creativity is quite often assumed to be a needed quality only in the art field but in fact, it is one skill that can make one stand out in today’s competitive world in any area. Not always bookish knowledge but also thinking out of the box which makes one different from the other.
The following are some ways of fostering creative skills at a young age:
- Encourage curiosity
Children do have a tendency to ask questions, they are curious to know about things around them. A why, what, how conversation is one of the best techniques to nurture this sense of curiosity in them.
Books are a wealth of knowledge and reading further helps children in understanding the know-how of all the things around them.
- Explore the outside world
Travelling helps explore the outside world. Be it s hike or a visit to another closeby town or a nature walk. Admiring and experiencing things out in nature further increases the quest to know more.
- Less time using devices Controlling screen time
Unregulated digital device usage can hamper creativity. Control how much time children use them and try to divert their attention to more productive tasks. Unregulated digital device usage affects the efficiency of the brain. Diverting the child’s attention with more productive tasks and keeping them busy with an active schedule helps mitigate that.
- Games and Activities
Engaging children and games and activities that require them to use their imagination is another good way to keep the brain active with positive reinforcement. The Abacus method is one such brain gym activity. It can help develop the children’s brain functions and foster imagination and creativity. Check out our website to know more.
- Riddles and Puzzles
Riddles and puzzles force children to think out of the box. It helps them to use the brain with different ways to solve and think from different angles to get the solution.
- Leisure Time
There is a saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” There should always be some free and leisure time to unwind and relax. A calm mind is always a great source of energy to look at things from different perspectives.
Creativity adds extra spice to life and makes things more enjoyable than ever. Also helps to change the world into a better place.
Sharmila Suresh is the Program Director and an Abacus instructor for over 3 years. Her philosophy is to create an environment that fosters the importance of learning and a strong work ethic. She is very passionate and teaches from the heart while allowing students to discover their abilities and mould them into confident individuals.