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6 ways to cultivate children's imagination-Woodmam

Method 1: Respect your child's imagination

Children like to ask why, which is a sign of their budding imagination. Family education can only be truly effective if it conforms to the child's nature. This requires parents to know how to respect the child's right to free imagination when facing the child's bizarre ideas. This is the greatest protection for the child's creative nature.

Huihui likes to draw very much. One day, when she was concentrating on drawing, her father walked behind her and saw that she was drawing a child playing with a bunny.

Dad praised with great interest: "Son, you draw really well, can you tell Dad who the little bunny is playing hide-and-seek with?" The child raised his head and said happily, "With me." What should I do if I participate in your midst?"

The child held his chin and thought for a while, then said, "Then let me draw both my parents." "Well, Huihui is really smart." Dad said and touched Huihui's head. Huihui received encouragement and support from her father and became more interested in painting.

Dad's approach not only protects Huihui's curiosity and imagination, but also guides children to improve their imagination while painting. When a child expresses his thoughts in a tender voice, parents should respect the child, seize the opportunity to stimulate the child's imagination, and not perfunctory to the child, let alone laugh at the child. Give the child a reasonable explanation, and on the basis of respecting the child's original idea, try to ask the child why he has such an idea, which can guide the child to develop a richer imagination.

Parents respect their children's imagination, which means protecting their enthusiasm and increasing their self-confidence. Parents should sincerely encourage their children's ideas, and do not have expressions or practices that they don't pay attention to, so that children can learn to use their imaginations in the positive response of their parents.

Method 2: Guide children to actively imagine

Children begin to have imagination in childhood, and it is also the easiest stage to form a thinking pattern. Once formed, it will be maintained for a long time and affect the child's life. Parents should pay attention to guiding their children to take the initiative to imagine, and encourage them to make imaginative answers in a timely manner, so as to cultivate their innovative ability.

At the same time, exposing children to fields such as art and music can stimulate children's imagination. Parents should also bring their children closer to nature to increase material reserves for children's imagination.

Four-year-old Li Ding was watching the cartoon "The Big Head Son and the Little Head Dad". While watching, he suddenly jumped up from the sofa and acted like a big head son. The father watched the lively son and jumped up and down with the child. The father and son did the actions in the cartoon together and added a lot of plots to the cartoon. Father and son played for more than an hour before stopping.

Li Ding's thinking and thinking are obviously much more open than that of children of the same age, which is due to the usual activities such as imitation games and role-playing.

Imagination is the source of creativity. To develop and exercise children's innovative ability, the cultivation of imagination is very important. It can help children break through the constraints of inertial thinking, surpass the limitations of existing knowledge, and improve and develop innovative ability.

Method 3: Expand your child's knowledge and experience

Imagination is based on rich representations. If children do not have enough representational reserves in their brains, their imaginations will not be stimulated. Appearances are the images left by external things in the minds of children. They are very specific and vivid, and are the basis and material for imagination.

When a parent reads an essay to a child, the child will form his own imagination in his mind. But the imagination of different children is different, because different children have different knowledge and experience, the richer the appearance, the richer the imagination will be.

Therefore, parents should let their children have more exposure to new things, so that children can have a basic understanding of things as much as possible, and then convert them into their own knowledge reserves. When encountering similar things in the future, they can mobilize their imaginations.

In daily life, parents should guide their children to learn to observe and memorize. The more things a child touches and knows, the richer his imagination will be. In addition, parents should consciously enrich their children's vocabulary, because even the richest imagination is expressed in language. Children with poor vocabulary will lack imagination because they can't find the right words to express.

Parents should provide children with imaginative books and works, play games similar to storytelling in the family, and let children make up the ending of the story by themselves. Through these activities, children's imagination can be exercised.

Method 4: Use games to stimulate children's imagination

Children generally like games. During games, children will creatively reflect their understanding of real life, and their imaginations will also be brought into play. Childhood is the most active period of imagination. Boys or girls play different roles in games. The better they play, the stronger their imagination will be.

Li Yue asked his father how the steamship was invented, but his father did not answer immediately, but said he wanted to play a game with the child. Dad brought a bucket of water and put a very light shoe in the bucket full of water, and the shoe immediately floated.

Dad looked at the child's curious expression and asked, "If we think of the water basin as the sea, what is that shoe?" The child immediately replied that it was a ship. So, Dad went on to tell the child how the ancients thought of using wooden boards to make boats after seeing the wooden boards floating on the water. Later, with the advancement of technology, people invented the use of stronger steel plates to make ships.

The child looked at the shoes on the water, and under the guidance of his father, his imagination was also mobilized.

Parents can also participate in their children's games and play certain roles to make the game more complicated, so that the children's imagination will become richer. For example, when parents and children play a phone game, parents encourage their children to make up the content of the phone calls. The children may contact the story of the big bad wolf they heard recently and tell their mother that there is a big bad wolf at their door. When playing, the unique imagination of children will make the world colorful and surprise parents.

At the same time, toys are the material basis for stimulating children's imagination, and they are also essential materials in the process of play. Parents should choose appropriate toys for their children according to their age characteristics and hobbies. Toys do not have to be judged by price, but whether they can develop children's imagination and intelligence. Parents can also provide raw materials for toys for their children, so that children can use their extraordinary imagination in the process of making them.

Method 5: Teach children to learn to fantasize

Fantasy is the foundation of imagination. Children who like fantasy generally have rich imagination. In the process of fantasy, children can give themselves different roles, experience joys and sorrows, and enrich their lives. In the process of fantasy, children will assume that they will encounter difficult problems. In this process, the ability to analyze and solve problems will also be improved. Therefore, parents must take care of children's fantasy ability and encourage children to fantasize.

Verne is a famous American science fiction writer. He once painted an imaginary picture in one of his novels: Florida, the United States is about to build a rocket launch station, where the rocket will be launched and fly to the moon that people yearn for, to visit Chang'e, Wu Gang, Yutu, He also specifically described the weightlessness of the astronauts in the spacecraft.

Unexpectedly, 100 years later, the United States really launched the first manned spacecraft in Florida, and according to the pilot's description, the weightless situation was exactly the same as that described in Verne's fantasy. In addition, helicopters, radars, tanks, etc., can also be found in Verne's novels. In the early days of World War II, the submarines made by the Germans were similar to those described in Verne's novels.

In the science fiction novels written by Verne, they provided magical imaginations and gave great inspiration to countless future generations. This is the fun and power of fantasy.

Fantasy is a special form of developing imagination, which is often divorced from reality, spanning time and space, and creating new images. In their own fantasies, children will imagine the appearance of many things and solutions, thereby reducing the number of detours and improving their imagination.

Parents should encourage their children to have fantasies. Even if the children's fantasies have common sense mistakes, they should not stop them, because it is the bud of children's imagination and innovation ability, and has inestimable value.

Method 6: Tell children stories often

When children listen to their parents tell stories, their imaginations will be very rich. They imagine the characters and situations in the stories of their parents, and they also imagine the future development of the story. When parents tell stories that don't fit their minds, they imagine other endings. In this way, the child's imagination will be developed.

Goethe's mother often told him stories when he was a child, but her way of telling stories was very unique. She would suddenly stop in the middle of telling stories, leaving room for Goethe's imagination and letting Goethe use his imagination. Continue to tell the mother's story. Under the training of his mother, Goethe developed a rich imagination and eventually became a famous writer.

Therefore, parents can try not to tell the complete story to the child, but actively encourage the child to complete the story. Parents should not attack children's supplementary stories, but encourage them with enthusiasm in time, so that children's imagination can be gradually improved on this basis.
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