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July 23, 2008

Creativity and children

Children are young impressionable beings capable of absorbing more than the most efficient sponge and learning more than several adults can do together. It is during the ages of three to sixteen that a child learns most of what he has to for his lifelong pursuits. Infact, it is true that an adult merely plays out the teachings of his youth in various ways during his conduct for the rest of his life.

It is necessary that a child’s learning is conducted in the most proper manner. The child’s creativity is a minefield that can spring forth unimaginable richness, if harvested in an effective manner. There are several ways to work with children so that they can be tapped to unleash their inherent talent.

It is necessary to provide space to the child. Classroom learning is important but it should be interspersed with sufficient time for playing in the open, for painting and for minutely observing the beauty of life. A child who is not burdened by the overt expectations blossoms like a flower.

Creativity is an aspect that can be developed as well. There are instances of several famous people who had an ordinary childhood. It took a sense of belief and some training for them to become what they are today. The same is possible for everybody who cares to make an effort and you could be a future scientist or an engineer.

At the end, it is not about being exceptional but being inquisitive. It is also important to understand that being creative does not mean that you have to have an exceptional talent. Being creative means asking that extra question to your teacher or crossing the filed to take a high catch. It is about solving that mathematics question in your way or eloquently presenting a poem. It is a state of mind where you can put together more than what you would normally grasp.