Kid's Imagination and Creativity
A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that Children can experience as much stress as adults do, and they are often not equipped to deal with everyday stresses of social pressures, peer pressure, school and home life. We can easily help our children to deal with stress and connect with their inner knowing by teaching them simple meditation techniques like deep diaphragmatic breathing sometimes called the Balloon Breath, and using guided meditation and imagery. Creative guided imagery offers the child the opportunity to ?blow away worries?, ?use healing colors? or ?travel by magic carpet to a very special place inside themselves.?
You can help your child get more creative and engage imagination by reading meaningful fairytales and adding on with discussion. Once you decide to get into the childlike state of knowing that anything is possible... life becomes more fun and exciting. Imagine thoughtful characters and interesting detailed settings with your child. Ask questions like "What would you do if you knew you could never fail?" Questions like this engage the right side of the brain, which is often not exercised enough today.
Draw, paint, sing, imagine! All these things will develop your child's creativity and ability to dream and reach for the stars.