Kids are naturally creative. They are designers and ideators with powerful imaginations, however, as parents and educators, we still need to dedicate time to instil Creativity in our kids.
I am sure each one of us is navigating through this lockdown period with our strengths. Parents seem to be feeling a bit worried about kids indulging in more creative acts than conventionally productive ones. Well, if this worries you, then please read on. Creativity develops confidence, self-esteem and social-emotional skills and the benefits are many.
On the occasion of upcoming World Creativity and Innovation day on the 21st April, Here are 4 significant reasons that you must allow and foster creativity in your child, and what better time than now.
1. Creativity is multi-disciplinary:
There are many misconceptions when it comes to creativity. To be creative and be an artist in any form has not got its due importance compared to logical activities of the mind. In fact, it is the need of the hour and has immense benefits. When you foster creativity in your child, the benefits apply to all professions, no matter what profession your child chooses to pursue in the future.
2. Enhances their thinking capabilities:
Creativity stimulates imaginative thinking patterns. It nurtures their problem-solving abilities. They become more solution-oriented rather than cribbing about the challenges they encounter. This is a fun way of learning, and since there is no pressure, they end up learning much more through the act.
3. Makes them Life-long learners:
One of the greatest qualities that every successful person vouches for is to be a life- long learner. A creative mind looks forward to learning new things with equal and more enthusiasm every single time. They never seem to run out of ideas, are calmer and less anxious. They are deeply involved in the process and thus, give their best rather than worry about the outcome.
4. Highly effective and confident communicators:
Creativity allows your kids an opportunity to express themselves in the best way. It opens up a world of communication with them. They feel more confident and appreciate uniqueness even in the way others express themselves. This helps them to create stronger bonds with people around them, and therefore this quality paves the way for your kids being efficient collaborators as well.
Most times simple things are more effective, efficient and have deeper outcomes, than most complicated things. Creativity is simple, fun and has life-long benefits.
When you nurture the right mindset in your kids, you make them success-ready not just in their careers but in all aspects of their life.
I am sure this has changed your outlook towards creativity. Now that you are aware of these benefits, you will be more supportive of your kids when it comes to creativity.