Imagination is the door to possibilities
Imagination is the door to possibilities. It is where creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box begin for child development. Imaginative and creative play is how children learn about the world.
During imaginative play, children manipulate materials, express themselves verbally and non-verbally, plan (intentionally or unintentionally), act, interact, react, and try different roles. Imagination fosters cognitive and social development.
In early childhood education, critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities are goals for children's development. Imagining, trying new ways of doing things, and experimenting help develop critical thinking in children and foster creative problem solving.
Imagination builds social/emotional development by allowing children to contemplate different resolutions, boosting confidence, which can be used in interactions with others.
Let’s nurture and encourage imagination in our children. Let’s provide a safe space for learning. Let’s enjoy opportunities to imagine and think creatively with our kids.
Let’s soak up all the wonder and imagination.
How are you supporting your children to use their imagination?
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein