Allow time for your child’s mind to wander, to be creative between sport practices, chores and homework. An excellent way to encourage creativity is to allow your child time to play with toys that provoke imagination; such as train sets, recyclable craft materials, blocks and legos. It is important to create an atmosphere where your child can be imaginative and to come up with original connections and problem solving.
Give them a break from their video games and television that do their creative thinking for them. Let them create their own imaginative dramatic play. Imaginative play encourages creativity, abstract thinking, and innovative ideas. When children realize for themselves that they have the capability and skill to figure it out, their motivation becomes increased.
Motivate your child’s creativity by finding what inspires them. Take time to understand them individually and find their strengths. As a result, you will also gain more trust, engagement, discussion with your child. Kids who develop a strong curiosity in a particular subject tend to be more creative.
Help your child develop an interest with an exciting way to learn. Read books about a range of topics, visit museums, festivals, etc. If your child already has an interest, help facilitate the hobby to promote the inspiration. Start up a project with your child. It's inspiring for kids to work alongside their parents, instead of only taking orders. This way, they’ll see that you truly value their accomplishments and will view you as an ally.
Just be careful you do not push your passion onto your child. If you always wanted to be a fashion designer, don’t push it on your child in that direction, if they genuinely aren’t interested. Encourage to come up with your own hobbies.