Children own a separate world of imagination where sometimes they become a princess or a teacher or a doctor. Sometimes we even see them imitating their parents, their elder sisters. There could be a lot of little yet amazing things we could observe in a child. Sometimes we overlook it. But do you know every single move of your child could be the sign of creativity. Even the way they sit and ride toys could be a reflection of their imaginary world where he/she owns a kingdom. Encouraging such imagination is your duty as a responsible parent. There are thousands of benefits your child could get through his/her creativity or imagination capacity but for that all your child needs is your encouragement.
Improves cognitive functioning- having a creative mind is a blessing. So, if you assume your child has one, encourage him/her as much as you can. Creativity and imagination stand for improved cognitive functioning like advanced learning, unique patterns of thinking, accuracy in reasoning. A little encouragement and appreciation from parents could enhance such cognitive abilities thousand times better.
Boosts self-esteem- whenever you encourage your child’s creative work you unconsciously boost his/her self-esteem as well. According to Erik Erikson, a child at the beginning stage of development suffers from low self-esteem. They want to explore their creative mind but they become afraid of criticisms. Don’t let this happen with your child. Encourage her//his every creative move to boost their self-esteem.
Enhances intellectuality- encouragement a child gets from her parents has a major impact on their intellectual growth. Also the treatment a child receives throughout their development period has major consequences on their future. Giving small rewards for your child’s creative innovation could enhance their intellectual growth. Sometimes letting them to offer a solution to a problem lets them express the intellectual or creative mind-set they are carrying.
Shows a way of a unique career path- a creative mind could be ideal for various kinds of jobs. You could expect your creative child to be a designer, writer, architect or many more if their creativity gets enough praise. You could show several career paths to your child in their adulthood if you could encourage your child’s imagination power in their childhood.
Psychologists suggest every parent to add some little reinforcement in their child’s life in return for their creative work. This could serve life-long benefits for your exceptionally creative child.