The current generation has witnessed a revolutionary change in technology and the growth by the global influences and experts who have contributed a lot in the society from lifestyle to education which is forever multiplying. Besides this, one epic transformation witnessed by humankind is the cognitive abilities in 21st-century kids. Nonetheless, their cognitive skills do not just depend on the aspects and lessons learnt at school or home, but it is combined with their day-to-day experiences. Quite often creative thinking is confused with colors and drawings, but it is just about thinking differently. Be it solving a mathematics problem or learning a table of 9. However, this is just one of the parts of one’s ability and ability to think which is uncommon. Such a level of creative intelligence could be attained at an early age and further can be nurtured through various techniques. Do you know, ‘How to improve cognitive skills in children?’ is the most Googled term on the internet. Who are curious? Parents? Maybe teachers?
Below are some of the proven ways that nurtured the imagination and creativity of 21st-century kids ultimately improving their cognitive skills:
Spending time outdoors
There are endless benefits of being close to nature because it is ever-changing. It provides countless opportunities not just for kids but for all to discover, create and learn. It inspires children to think creatively, to question and to make suppositions. Isn’t a smart way to open their minds amidst green trees under the blue sky? Yes!
We as a parent are familiar with this. When your child invents scenarios, try a lot of different roles like teacher, zoo instructor, doctor or maybe a parent some time. Join in the imaginative play by actively taking part in it. Play with puppets and stuffed toys and let your child take the lead. Let your child create a new superhero!
This is one of the most traditional, tried and tested method. It not only keeps your child engaged but also involve them in the problem-solving process. Kids who are explored to this activity are highly prone to be the great problem solvers or maybe critical thinkers. Their ability to adapt and react to any situation helps them throughout their life.
Away from all the restrictions, Art and Craft nurtures kid’s imagination. A painting, sculpture, clay modelling, sketching or maybe recycling (which is a burning topic these days) works through emotions, decisions and expressing ideas. Manipulating art material gives them a sense of freedom that encourages them to concentration and complete the task. Nevertheless, it makes them happy about their new creation. Eureka!
MINDBOX, which is the brainchild of Mr. Rishi Khemka (Founder and CEO) aims to build Functional Literacy in students and empowers them with the 21st Century skills. Using STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Framework as an interdisciplinary and experiential learning approach teaches Design and Creative Thinking as a Subject, Visual Communication (communicating with symbols and imagery) as a Language and Technology as a Tool. Its objective is to prepare every student from Consumer to Creator, Problem Mindset to Solution Mindset and a Doing Mind to Thinking Mind and in the process, obtain their overall physical, social, emotional, creative development and cognitive skills as well.
Drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the activities you tried out with your kids to foster their creativity.
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