How to Kindle Creativity?
The human brain is as beautiful as complex. It is the brain and the wonders it does, that has made us stand out from all other species on earth. We often wonder how much of the brain do we use? A few myths go by just 10%. Extensive research are being done using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and other technologies. The study of the results suggests that humans use most parts of their brain almost all the time. Even during sleep, our brains remain active. And both hemispheres work together for the proper functioning of the brain.
A person dominant with the right hemisphere of the brain engages better in creativity, imagination, intuition, holistic thinking, art and craft, emotions, rhythm, day-dreaming. The left hemisphere dominant person has a knack towards logical and analytical thinking, reasoning, arithmetic, reading, writing, ordering and sequencing.
The early days of a child are most crucial for the development of the brain. The way in which the brains of our children work is wonderful. It is known that the neurons in our brain form connections with each other extensively as and when it gets new information. But for our children, these connections are lesser in number. It is during their early days that the young brains make millions of connections each day.
The brain exhibits amazing attributes when it comes to learning. Creativity is one of the ways to bring out most of the power of the brain. Researches support that the brain of the young ones develops better with creative activities.
”By encouraging creativity and imagination, we are promoting children’s ability to explore and comprehend their world and increasing their opportunities to make new connections and reach new understandings.” – Bernadette Duffy, (2006), Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Years, Oxford University Press.
Creativity, for kids, can be kindled in multiple ways. Research done using neuroimaging technology provides evidence that the area associated with mathematical tasks gets activated with some musical approach. This further extends to develop language and its different structures.
Another creative task that majorly stimulates the brain is role-playing. More often than not, children are found engaged in plays where they have assigned some roles to themselves. The play is as simple as fulfilling the responsibilities of the role-model. For example, we often find them picking up the phone and acting like there is someone on the phone. This form of play or drama marks an important creative activity that enhances their brain functioning.
More forms of creativity for better usage of the young brains are drawing and sculpture/clay modeling which stimulates gross and fine motor skills. Painting and movement validate their memory and visual perception. It even marks upon the quality of imagination and fantasy of the child.
Lastly, learning through listening to stories does wonder in the development of the brain. It enhances their communication skills, along with the power of imagination. HeyCloudy has a wide-range of short stories and riddles that will come very handy for you to kindle your little one’s brain without worrying about missing out on anything. Listening to innovative stories and poems or riddles makes the brain work multi-directionally. It works on paying attention to the speaker, processing the information, imagining it at their own level, thinking upon it, and if required responding to it. Have you listened to HeyCloudy stories today?