Raising children isn’t an easy thing to do.
From helping them with their homework to taking them to hockey practice, the teaching of skills can take up a lot of time.
While it is important to teach your children practical life skills, such as riding bikes, how to follow instructions and respecting others. Teaching creativity can also be just as important.
Creativity encourages children to explore and reflect on the world around them. It stimulates their minds and makes them better learners capable of recognizing a problem and solving it.
Art is one such creative activity that parents can teach their children. Drawing, painting, writing, dancing and playing music can lead them to develop a love for it and it can also become a hobby for them. As parents, you can also encourage creativity by letting your children solve homework problems on their own.
Children can also view artworks, read more books, and listen to music. This will show them different forms of creativity for inspiration and feeding their minds.
Parents can encourage creativity by doing the following:
- Introducing their children to new ideas
- Encouraging children to ask questions where they don’t understand
- Introducing them to the arts
- Limiting TV
- Encourage them to read for pleasure