If you think children are too young to be creative and full of ideas, then try being with one for about an hour. Your ideology will be reshaped. Children are little creatures with so much energy and creativity you would wonder where they got it from. There is hardly any child without some form of creativity embedded in them. However, this energy might not be resourceful if it is not well tapped and nurtured.
Therefore, parents need to understand that they have a significant role in making their children creative and engaging in learning and reading activities. It is no magic, and it is not something that happens overnight. It requires hard work and consistency, but it is very achievable.
Looking to achieving this? Then you might want to consider these tips:
- Allow them to make mistakes: Avoid being too hard on your kids whenever they make mistakes. If they do not, there is no way they will get better at whatever they are trying to achieve. If you are trying to get them to be creative, they need to try their hands at different things before they end up finding where their creativity lies. Also, if you want them to begin to read and listen well, chances are they will not get it right the first time.
- Praise them for their effort: One way to make your children better is to commend them for their actions. This will spur them to do better at whatever you want them to. You could say something like, “I see you are putting more effort into your reading.”
- Create a creative atmosphere: If you are looking to channel your kids’ energy into creativity, you should create a creative atmosphere. When your kids know that a house is a suitable place for them to develop creative ideas, they will not hesitate.
- Read several stories to them: If you are looking at channeling your kid’s energy into reading and listening, then you need to read them stories daily. Not only will this help them to be better listeners, but it will also create a hunger for more stories. In turn, it will encourage them to pick up the books themselves and make an attempt at reading.
- Play games: Teachers and parents understand the importance of making games out of children’s activities. Activities such as brushing teeth, going to bed, eating are turned into games to encourage children. However, the same cannot be said about reading activities. It is high time you created games from your kids’ reading activities as this would go a long way in engaging their reading and listening skills.
- Minimize screen time: It is no secret that children can stay long hours in front of a television or other electronic device and not get tired. Any parent looking to engage their children’s energy into creativity, reading, and learning would work on reducing their screen time and engaging their energy in creative ideas.
Every child deserves parents that would go the extra mile to bring out their creative sides and improve their learning and reading skills.