What is creativity?
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 and others. Do you ever realize that creativity is a type of rational thought which offers multiple solutions to a problem for your child? In the era of modernization creativity seems to be a key to development and parents can nurture creativity in a child by valuing it at home, encouraging, self-expression and rewarding creative behavior.
Importance of creativity
Creativity develops many skills in a child, like fluency- which gives the ability to produce many ideas, originality- which makes the unique and one of a kind, flexibility- which enables children to think out of the box.
5 REASONS WHY CREATIVITY IS IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN
1. Analytical Thinking –
Creative people have the ability to devise new ways to carry out tasks, solve problems, and meet challenges. They bring a fresh, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to their work.
2. Open Minded –
Creative kids set aside any assumptions or biases they may have, and look at things in a completely new way. Kids look at the world differently, in a different light when they are creative.
3. Problem Solving –
Children convert from a linear thinker to a divergent thinker offering multiple solutions or answer to problems which are a result of creative thinking and children feels more superior afters revolving their problems on their own.
4. Communication –
With the development of creativity, a child takes a step ahead in the area of communication because every time they want to explain the facts and the thought that indulge in their mind which makes them a superior communicator
5. Creativity in S.T.E.M-
It reflects science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. generally, children find these subjects to be boring but creativity adds a new way of thinking for them to make it interesting to learn.
How you help your children to be creative?
1. keep your children away from unnecessary digital screens like television and phone screens
2. Encourage your children on their small creative assignment like making a paper boat, drawing and other creative steps
3. Do some interesting activities with your children which make them do so further
4. Develop some skill in your child according to their taste like robotics, coding, arts or crafts