It is not difficult to boost a child’s creativity as they have a natural inquisitiveness and broad imagination. You can greatly help their physical and emotional development by getting them engaged in creative play and activities. This can help them express themselves better and understand the world.
There are many art and kits for kids that you can invest in that can allow them to express their creativity and freedom. You don’t need to be worried if you only have a small space or you don’t have enough items to promote play. You can create a small space with toys that are aimed at development and play. You can also take them outside and allow them to play without being confined to boundaries. You can do certain simple activities such as Legos or using clay. But let them build what they want. They might build something that they have seen or something out of this world that is only held by their imagination.
Free and unstructured time can give children freedom and allow them to explore their boundaries on their own. You don’t need to schedule activities and keep them to a timeline all the time. Give them an option of choosing an activity and see what they are interested in doing. They can play to their heart’s content in an unstructured and free environment. What you can do to facilitate their learning is to give them the tools to widen their horizons. You can broaden their senses and allow them to understand sight, smell, touch and taste in their own unique way. You can give them painting equipment, play-dough, and slime etc. that will let them experience different textures and colours. You can spend a lot of time with the child during painting whether you are using a paint brush or unconventional materials such as sponges and other shapes that can leave a coloured seal on the paper.
When you ask your children about their thoughts and their opinions, they will learn to communicate better and you will get an insight into the child. You can find out about the activities that they like and why they like the activity. This will let you find other toys or activities that are similar so that you can let them experience similar preferences. You have to facilitate critical thinking from a young age. There are shapes and blocks that you can find as building toys. You can help them brainstorm how to build things with their hands. You have to allow for spontaneity in children. Think about how they see your home and what you can add whether it is a pop of colour or different textures and sensations to broaden their experience. You can take them outside for gardening where they can learn how plants grow and what animals can be found outdoors. This will open them up for a conversation about the world outside. By letting them play on their own and with other children, they will be more exposed to variety.