Stimulating a child's creativity

As parents of a bright and active two year old, my wife and I are always seeking ways to stimulate our son's creativity. Since we actively support Utsarga Charity's vision of the "before-school" school , we wanted to share how we try to develop and improve our child's imagination and creativity. We believe these resources, are applicable to any child across the globe and can have a definite impact on their future. Here are a few examples of what we use:



Books are one of the best ways to develop imaginative and creative skills in children. When we were growing up, books were the primary means by which we explored various topics that interested us. Even very young children can 'read' by telling an adult the story according to pictures in the book.



Puzzles are always fun for children. Depending on the type of puzzle, children develop various skills such as identifying colors, textures and shapes. Some children enjoy the challenge posed by certain types of puzzle and get very involved in using their mind actively.

Arts and Crafts


Collages, card-making and finger painting - just using the basic ingredients of paper and colors can help to stimulate and nurture a child's developing mind and creative skills. Here's an easy activity - let your child draw a picture, then cut it up into large pieces. Now they have made their very own jigsaw puzzle!

Board Games


Board games provide a very exciting medium for interaction and creative development. Some of these have bright colors, exciting features to stimulate the creativity and imagination while others actually promote co-operation.
There are many ways to nurture creative skills in all children that honour their intrinsic motivation to learn from spontaneous play/activity to hands-on contact with real things. Promoting these ideas through Utsarga Charity's school program will help to stimulate and nurture a child's developing mind, curiosity, and creative skills.


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