How to Teach my Child to Think Creatively

People who think creatively are most easily achieve success in whatever area where they operate, as protruding from the rest by having original and assertive ideas, his thinking is flexible allowing them to easily adapt to changes and ideas flow easily through them. The easiest way to define a child who thinks creatively is through certain features that highlight it as:
✓ He is able to solve problems in a different way than ordinary other children do.
✓ He likes to create stories, songs, music, jokes, create buildings, drawings or imaginary paintings, regardless if they make sense or not for adults.
✓ It is curious, likes to learn about various topics, is characterized by not settle for a simple answer but wants to find out further until a response that satisfies them, they are normally called questioners and almost always use the word why in the questions they do.
✓ He loves the absurd, enjoy them.
✓ Have a good sense of humor.

Can we Teach our Children to Think Creatively?
Of course, here we propose some games for this:

1. When reading stories or present a situation in providing curious use the question: What would happen if....
Example: When you are washing your hands you might ask him: What would happen if we leave the bath water faucet open for hours, or What would happen if you do not wash my teeth daily?

2. Let define what is not; mostly we ask them to define what an object, situation or person is and not what it is not.
Example: When having lunch you can ask what is not food, he can answer you: it is not a toy or not used to play.

3. That can have within their toys with unstructured material, ie boxes of different sizes, pieces of wood collected from a carpenter, scraps of fabrics of different types, papers and cardboards of different textures and colors, etc., which can build or create, or dress their dolls in the case of girls.

4. Give freedom when playing outdoors and exploring lets you experience new sensations and discover new learning; provide comfortable clothing that does not spoil if dirty, if possible and if you wish you can walk barefoot; you may have contact with nature: earth, sand, water, rocks, insects, plants, etc., if to collect them can provide containers to do it and then can exchange them for others if they go to waste or simply feel the need to.

5. Reading, there is nothing better than her to develop this kind of thinking, in there are some blogs on this topic.

Rosanna Sakuma Arevalo
Master in Educational Administration

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