‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ – Albert Einstein.
Imagination is crucial for your child’s development especially during the early years. It helps social development, emotional, physical, creative, lingual skills.
During this pandemic we understand how hard it is for both the parents’ and children. It is not easy to study online especially for kindergarten age groups. For working parents, it must be challenging to manage time for work and online classes. It is a tough time for everyone, and we are all in this together.
Some ways to help your child’s imagination at home:
This is a one-on-one connection between the parent and the child. Always share stories that will help your child to ask questions and expand his or her imagination. Remember to pick topics of their interest, always a bonus!
Draw, paint, mold, sculpt or build. Give your child the freedom of using any medium and to express whatever they are feeling at the time or want to share with you. Always give them their space to build their creativity and remember to ask questions about their work.
Natural materials are always helpful in developing imagination. It can improve their sensory exploration, build environment awareness and creativity. Example of some natural materials: Shells, flowers, sand, stones, fabric etc.