Nurturing your child’s imagination is one of the greatest gifts you can give. When children learn to dream big they become creative adults. When creative adults put their dreams into reality we all benefit. It’s a big statement I know, but how exciting! It’s the imagineers of the world who have given us awesome technology (Steve Jobs and Bill Gates), beautiful art (Margaret Olley and Paul Cezanne), amazing films (Jane Campion and Martin Scorsese).
1. Go free range
Andrew Daddo said “let have a green sky and blue grass for as long as they can because then they’ll realise it’s OK to be little bit interesting.” Let your child go free-range in their art, in their thinking, in their play. Reasearch shows free-range play is the building blocks to helping a child develop their unique identity, self-confidence and problem solving skills and it also supports children to build on the knowledge and creativity they have already learnt from you and the world around them.