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by pius Ratugi 5 months ago in art
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Nurturing the Young Minds

Mind & Imagination

Creativity grows naturally with us as we grow. The question is; do we have structures to aid this growth into meaningful goals? We often watch our children grow amid daily life's hubbub but have never stopped to think about what goes on in their little minds. If you opened up those little minds, you would be surprised by the amount of creativity. But do they end up doing what they love doing?

Creativity and art are intertwined. Creativity is in art, music and play. It just depends on what you want out of it. All scientific discoveries can be traced back to some creative mind in the distant past. Look at the modern skyscrapers in major cities, the magnificent ports, the classy cars, and aeroplanes, to name a few. All the civilization you see today has their origin in a humble art or creativity.

The classroom can spark creativity, especially by invoking educational activities. For instance, taking a walk outside with your kids will expose their little minds to discoveries. Sightseeing the beautiful green nature and watching birds fly can inspire them and cause their minds to grasp more complex information.

In other instances, things like crayons, chalk and books attract young minds into activity with no nudging at all. Their first instinct is to draw something on any surface they come across. Don't yell or discourage them. Instead, try to guide them by providing other better materials they can use to express themselves.

The best way to spark creativity in your children is by encouraging them to draw whatever they see. Drawing is an excellent way for children to see in detail. The creative benefits are numerous, and they will have fun too. Studies have also proven that visual communication is more effective in imparting knowledge than any other form of communication.

Tips for Nurturing Creativity in Children

Allow Children Spontaneous Exploration

For healthy mental growth, allow your children enough space to explore unaccompanied. Open-ended art is more productive than strict and guided one. Let self-exploration form 80% of the child's creative learning. Self-exploration will spur interest in them which can then increase their self-esteem.

Create an Art Center

Create an art centre at home or in the classroom to give children the morale to explore. When they see crayons, pencils or other art materials, they will jump into activity without your call. That is what you want them to do, don't you?

Emphasize the fun and not the Result

Some parents push for perfection in their children without realizing the long-term effects. Children will increase their artistry if you pursue the fun of arts instead of the results. Result-based coaching can be discouraging to young children.

Expand Creativity

If you restrict your child, he may never realize his full potential. When your child explores within expanded confines, his main interests may begin to form, leading to an early determination of what he can do best. Children who pursue their areas of interest perform better than those who randomly choose any career.

Learn to Encourage Your Child

Instead of dwelling on the weak points, you should spend more time encouraging your child. Remember, he is still discovering things and needs support. Artistry comes a long way and requires a lot of patience.

Therefore, you will find art and creativity in many industrial evolutions and modern technological advancements. How they have evolved can be attributed to the artistic growth of the mind over time by observing historical arts. That means the art will continue to grow while the mind constantly develops more complex artistry.

How Does This Happen?

The mind forms a very complex set of structures that works in a coordinated way. Think of the imaginative nature of the mind, how you can be carried away into a world of impossible imaginations. Such imaginations are impossible at the onset, but consequently, they begin to become a reality. A growing mind is relentless and may continue to work on its interest until the objective becomes real.

From this background, we can conclude that the more young minds get exposed to complexities, the more they become complex. Therefore, creativity and art play a central role in the growth of technology and civilization.

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pius Ratugi

I write as a hobby, I write for money, I write for the community; to instill integrity and save our environment. As you read this short bio, I want you to know that my reason for excelling as a writer is because I’m nuts about knowledge;

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