Instead of always saying ‘Use your brain!’, it is always nicer and more fun when you hear ‘Use your imagination!‘
These days, children spend so much time on watching screens that it has robbed them of their creativity and imagination. Not all TV is bad, but too much screen time will disallow children to participate in their own creativity and imagination and in return children will be at the passive end of receiving visual and auditory stimulation.
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Creativity is often the last thing that parents worry about. Truth be told, creativity has much more to offer than we often think they do. Creativity leads to creations. Imagine a world without Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the world wide web. Creativity leads to the ability to adapt and make changes. Imagine being in survivor mode with limited resources… what would we do if we couldn’t think out of the box?
Before I bore you further with what creativity can do, here’s a video found online created by Creativity Culture & Education.
So let’s not kill the creativity of the next generation by limiting them with the things they can do. Instead, give them the space and allow them to explore their environment. Bring your child to experience different things! Fishing at the kelong, cycling at pulau ubin, having a picnic at botanic gardens, climbing trees… There is much more to learning than assessment books!