The imagination refers to the ease of forming new ideas. In the case of children, it fosters intelligence through thinking, helps develop the competence of learning to learn, promotes their curiosity, invites them to take on new challenges and helps memory. They are reasons enough to want to stimulate children's imagination, Don't you think?
A child with inventiveness will feel more excited and motivated, which will allow him to face the daily tasks that are entrusted to him with effort. In addition, it will encourage you to do different things with which you will also learn.
A construction game, a puzzle or a simple cardboard box can provide hours of entertainment.
Habits and games to stimulate children's imagination
There are many options, but here are some that have been proven effective.
Reading, in general, helps foster children's imagination. If we specifically put reading aloud, it is to remind parents of the usefulness of reading stories when they have not yet acquired that ability.
It's a way of introduce reading as a habit, it will help them become familiar with the books and incorporate them into their day-to-day life as they grow older. In addition to their imagination, it will serve them for the development of empathy, learning in values or the development of attention.
Going back to rudimentary games
The game is the main tool that a child has to develop but, when it comes to enhancing their imagination, it is good to vary the games of very marked mechanics with those simpler. A construction game, a puzzle or a simple cardboard box can provide hours of entertainment.
Also very useful are paintings, such as waxes, markers, tempera or acrylic, depending on age.
Your entertainment is not your thing
Necessity sharpens ingenuity, resorting to the well-known phrase of the Spanish proverb. The children they must have enough freedom, within common sense, to carry out the activities they consider appropriate and put their imagination to work if nothing occurs to them.
It is one thing for parents to give some ideas, and another for children to understand that it is their duty to provide them. They will become dependent on what the father or mother proposes and will not endeavor to create.
It is not about putting ourselves against technology, which in addition to having obvious benefits, is intrinsic to the digital society in which we find ourselves. But it is necessary to limit its use because television, mobile or tablet offer already built products, a pattern that can only be adhered to in most cases.
They offer music, games or online contact, yes, but you have to vary.
Pose hypothetical situations
Constitution Day is coming and you want to teach your children what it is, what it is for and what it means for the country. You can explain it to them in their own way, but it will be more practical to present a hypothetical situation like what would they do if they were presidents.
It is just an example, there are many roles and situations that can be raised, but this helps them to think and express themselves to make themselves understood. Improve, therefore, communication skills.
You never know how far children's imaginations can go, but stimulating it makes them be more creative, motivated and learn to learn. Of course, keep in mind that they must also learn to get bored and to look for their own activities, it is not your task to tell them at all times what they can do.