Children are full of inquisitiveness and curiosity that they develop through a wide range of media, how they’re spoken to at home and what opportunities they’re given as they grow older. But there are ways you can bring imagination into their lives from home and boost your child’s creativity.
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This guide, from a nursery in Putney, shows you what you can bring to the home that sparks your child’s creativity.
Schedule time for creative play
Whether it means getting all the paints out, taking a trip out shopping to buy some crafts together, blowing up the inflatable pool or having time for creative writing, your child is using their creative mind to come up with ideas. It may be a messy old time, having paint and glue or water everywhere, but your child is using their brain to come up with designs and images from their mind. Let their mind roam free as they discover their own version of creative play and what they class as fun. This is one of the best ways to boost a child’s creativity.
Use apps or video games to boost creativity
Games and educational apps have come a long way, and as more children have access to a smartphone, tablet or a games console it’s often a no-brainer. Explore what games and apps have been recommended by other parents to see what ones will be suitable for your child to get stuck into.
Cooking with your child
Making the most important meals of the day can be exhausting. But you can combat this by bringing your child in to help with meal prep. Get them involved right from the start of the process when you put together your shopping list. See if they’re able to locate some of the ingredients you’ll need for the recipe. Then when you get home, show them how to chop vegetables and meat carefully. Only give them tasks that are age-appropriate; they’ll still be able to think creatively as they learn safely.
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