The older we get as parents the more important we realize the creative arts are and that the time children spend on creative arts is well spent for their development. Therefore, finding ways to encourage kids to get playing in creative, fun-filled activities that get them developing and planting seeds for their future. Therefore, we have created, through our years of experience, the 7 best ways to get kids creative through good parenting techniques.
1 . Learn to live with some mess and moments of creative disorder. Some parents find it difficult to be around mess and they find themselves cleaning up more than enjoying the creative process with their kids. So, what could be a fun filled day turns out to be more about frantic cleaning, stress because the mess seems to be mounting, however there is a lot to be said for allowing the flow of creative energy to flow. Ideally, just clean up at the end of the day, let things unfold and get the pencils out, decorating trays, print stuff and color in and let the fun begin.
2 . Go with the Flow. There is always a better way to do things or so parents like to think, but sometimes allowing the kids to be creative in a way that isn’t judged, but only praised, gives strong associations with fun and the children will want to continue getting into the creative process.
- Be creative in the ways you enjoy. There are always interesting and fun ways to get creative at home and this doesn’t mean you must buy anything to get the children involved. There are creative activities at home like singing, dancing, cooking and gardening that can be fantastic opportunities for a continual creative expression for you kid.
- Be mindful and step back. Sometimes we need to be attentive as parents and other times we need to step back and allow them to express themselves. Mindfulness practice is a fantastic way to harbor the kids approach to life, which has been proven to get them to react better to obstacles and helps develop their relationship with creative expression.
- Have fun and be yourself. Authenticity is one of the best ways to get children’s trust and they can see through the fake smile or forced enjoyment, so make sure to allow yourself time to enjoy life. The happier you are the happier the children are, happier the more creative and the more creative you are the more creative the children will become. The seeds that you plant in yourself is what the children foster and adopt, because us parents are the biggest examples for the little ones.