Many parents notice their child’s creative talents, but don’t know how to encourage these gifts. The early years of a child’s life are the most important part because during these years they are discovering what they like to do creatively. They are expressing themselves through the things that give them joy. As a parent it’s important to notice these gifts and encourage them along toward creative expression. If you are having trouble understanding how to help your child with their creative talents, have no fear, here are 5 simple and effective ways you can encourage them.
1. What Do You See?
Every child has a natural ability to create, can you see their passions and talents? Tap into your child’s gifts and talents wherever you may find them. What begins as a doodle on a piece of paper, a short story in a notebook, a love for performing, a passion of sports, or academic aptitude can kick-start your child’s journey of creative self-expression.
2. Nurture Your Child’s Creative Interests.
Provide your child with the tools they need to be creative in their own way. This can vary from musical instruments, art equipment, a camera or even computer programs, whatever your child is into, providing them with the tools they need to create is a great way to nurture their talents in the area that they are passionate about.
3. Finding Inspiration
Believe it or not Inspiration is all around us! A great way to offer inspiration to your child is to allow them to explore. Visit local libraries, museums, the park, exhibits, festivals, or free public events. If you really want to help them find inspiration, travel outside your normal area and see what nature has to offer. Traveling is a wonderful way to encourage artistic growth and development.
4. Provide Encouragement.
Recognizing your child’s creative work is important in the encouragement of their creative abilities. Complimenting your child is a great way to encourage them. Show them that you care about their creative pursuits and tell them creative passions is the best thing you can do.
5. Time To Get Creative.
Try getting creative yourself! When your children notice you getting creative, it inspires them. It’s important for kids to see you exercising your creative abilities. Following your passion sends a powerful message to your kids about the joy that comes from personal discovery.
These 5 points of encouragement are great when you are trying to create the perfect environment to encourage your child’s creative gifts. The creativity your child has inside of them is the key element that makes them unique. Try these 5 points and let us know how it goes in our comment section below.