Inspiring creativity opens a child’s mind to new ways of thinking. It is creativity that increases the effectiveness of strong leaders and visionaries of the future. All that wonderful inspiration comes, in part, from a creative hub in our brain, known specifically as the “right-brain”. Enhancing right-brain skills at an early age taps into creativity, important to your child’s brain development and “thinking” skills.
My favorite way to enhance creativity in my family… we simply play!
Don’t always be inhibited by rules and instructions. Here is an example…
Break out that box of Lego bricks that never formed into the $179.00 Star Wars Millennium Falcon and encourage your child to build something new and creative. You will be amazed at what your child builds with spare pieces and no instruction manual. Yes, you may have Legos scattered across the floor (Watch where you step. Trust me, there is no pain like a Lego underfoot!). This type of free-play will ignite right-brain creative thinking and help prepare your child for future creative challenges.
Check out these additional ideas to encourage creative play for your family: