Reflecting on the future of their child, all parents make plans and want their children to grow up as geniuses. And, of course, all possible efforts are being made to implement this. Many times I witnessed how mothers boasted to each other what kind of brilliant children they have. “Here is my daughter, only one and a half years old, and she knows how to count to five!” “Oh, and my little son will be four next month, and we have already learned all the letters and will soon be learning the multiplication table!”
Yes, no doubt, their little crumbs are clever, but it is unlikely that the mothers of these children, like many other parents, understand that at this age, the child first needs to develop his abilities, creative potential, so that the personality of the child, “I”. For him now it is much more important than the ability to read and read.
Children’s creativity The simplest and most affordable way to develop children’s abilities is through creative activities.
Children’s creativity is a special world where a child knows himself, his capabilities, the world around him and can express his attitude towards him. Even without being able to fully manage his thoughts and speech, in order to clearly articulate his desires and needs, the child can express this with the help of his creativity. For example, many methods of the work of psychologists with children are based on the analysis of children’s creativity. Drawings, applications and other children’s crafts can tell a lot about your children. From one child’s drawing you can find out what worries a child, what he likes, whom he loves, how his family treats him, how he feels himself in this world and other useful information, because the child’s creativity is a reflection of his inner world.
But, of course, to engage in creative work with the child, it is necessary not only to understand it better. Parents should engage in creativity with the child, and not just give paper, pencils or other accessories in order for the child to develop harmoniously. It doesn’t matter if mom or dad is not an artist, or not a sculptor. The main thing is that when parents are engaged in drawing, modeling, applique or other creativity at home, parents should help the child to understand and uncover his creative abilities.
They should teach the child the ability to communicate, the ability to think, the ability to learn, the ability to see, hear, wonder, feel, dream, show curiosity. Such activities and knowledge will be an important basis for the further creative growth of the child.
So that the efforts of adults were not in vain, and the child could develop his creative abilities qualitatively, he needed to be creative all the time, without taking very long breaks. At the same time, one should not forget that everything has its time and it is not necessary to immediately demand serious results from the child.
It will be better if professional teachers will be engaged in further, qualitative growth of creative abilities of the child.
Now there is a huge number of schools, studios, classes, circles, sections and other institutions involved in the organization of children’s creativity. Each of them has its own program and its goals. This must be taken into account when choosing an institution that your child will attend.
students of the studio 8th day of the week in the open-airMany schools, studios, classes are designed mainly for group creative work. The team for the child is undoubtedly a plus. The child, communicating in a group of peers, is liberated, better adapts to the surrounding “adult” world, learns a new one and begins to use the information already received, thereby accumulating his personal, invaluable day of his experience. In addition, many children’s institutions, offer not just the education of children, but also pay great attention to the organization of social life. For example, students of the children’s art art studio “8th day of the week”, which is located in Timashevsk, are not just engaged in visual arts in the classroom, but also go with the whole group to the open air, celebrate holidays, participate in contests.
Or, for example, in June 2005, the head and students of the children’s art studio “Fantasia”, which is located in Moscow, made a creative expedition to Denmark, as well as to Sweden and Finland, to the homeland of H.K. Andersen. In the city of Odense, a cultural event was held, a presentation of a collection of children’s works and the presentation of memorable gifts to the museum’s representatives. And in November of the same year, they held a grand exhibition at MGDDYT on Sparrow Hills (the final festival dedicated to H.K. Andersen). Just imagine how much such an event can mean for a child!
Many institutions offer individual classes and children’s creativity. For example, Olga Slezkina, a teacher at the Moscow Center for Work with Children and Youth “Master Class”, teaches painting and drawing lessons both to groups of children and individually. In individual classes, too, has its plus. In such classes, children better assimilate the information received.