How to Develop Creativity in Child
Child Ideas, Concepts and SuccessPublished on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 9:24 pm and is filed under Psychology Tips
Creativity is the ability to search for completely new solutions, and look at the world with fresh eyes.
Gush of ideas and coming up with new concepts. It is understandable why employers appreciate so much creativity in employees, eagerly promoting them up on the career ladder and appreciating in every sense their work.
Every parent wants his child to success. And we can assume that if we develop in our child creativity, then we help his future success in life. How is it done? To begin, consider the most common mistakes that parents do in trying to develop a child’s creativity.
The first and most common mistake is the attempt to act according to the pattern. In shops there is a huge number of so-called “creative sets,” where a child of the finished stencil is proposed to create crafts. Parents are willing to buy these sets. Diligence, perseverance, ability to perform the task – for these purposes should serve these goods and not for the development of creativity.
Why not? Creativity is the spirit of human freedom, freedom of creativity and human spirit, the spirit of freedom of human creativity. The main criterion that distinguishes art from the manufacture (production) is the uniqueness of its result. The result of creativity can’t be directly deduced from the initial conditions.
Based on this definition, it is easy to guess that the stencil does not have anything to do with children’s art. You can use them, no doubt, but it was for other purposes and the development of other qualities (diligence, perseverance, ability to act on the instructions – these advantages will be useful in a school kid!).
The second common mistake is our ban on the child’s attempts to create. We are afraid of dirty clothes, dirty floors, walls, excessive washing and cleaning. The easiest way to avoid the hassle is to make the bathroom his studio. Because space limitations prevent a child to get real pleasure from drawing, sculpting, etc.
The third mistake – our fear is actively involved in the process. But for children parents are role models! Do not be afraid to try. Connoisseur will be your child, and he just would not criticize your works.
How can a child develop creativity?
- First of all, indulge his fantasies. He says that at his corner live small dwarfs, and asks you to help feed them? Do not accuse him of lying, saying scornfully: “What do you invent!”. Let the gnomes live, they will not interfere. It’s not a lie, it’s a game story.
- Actively get involved in the process. However, build a house for the dwarfs, think them names, sew clothes, make up a story. You do not notice haw you will get addicted, and the tale is embellished with new and new details. Your child will be happy, and you recharge your good, positive energy.
- Be creative with the child. Pick up a piece of clay. Imagine. What’s inside the clay lives … For example, a beautiful swan. You have to release him. Tell it to your child. He will be fascinated to watch how under your fingers from the usual bar it is shaping a bird. Let it be ugly, even if you’ve never sculpted, but in the eyes of a son or daughter, you will see the immense joy, and you shall find that all the hardships of the day are fading away and become distant ghostly.
- Draw together. Draw what you like – with your fingers, brush, roller or sponge. Do not hesitate, just throw away your emotions on paper. The child will follow your example. Never ask from the kid to draw on a given circuit. Famous child psychologists specializing in art-therapy, argue that up to 10 years you can not teach children techniques (smear, sculpting, etc.). This will prevent the development of the vast creative potential inherent in us at birth.
- Let the child generate ideas, your job is to not disturb him. Help. In children, unlike us, there is a fresh look at things. Any, the most unattractive detail, they can transform into a magical character. Let it always be in your house clay, paints, old magazines, of which you can make collages, colored paper.