The first five years of your child’s life is a time when his or her mind is an absolute sponge, absorbing any and every piece of stimuli available. By fostering creativity, you can allow your child a strong foundation for imagination and intellectual thinking, resulting in a confident and resourceful adult later in life with increased problem-solving skills and cognitive abilities.
One way to achieve this is to create a home strong in musicality. This does not mean you have to surround your child with nothing but Mozart all day, however. Music of all types and genres are beneficial when introducing to your child at a young age, enhancing cerebral neuron connectivity. Do you have a band that you absolutely adore? Pass on your affinity for the group by introducing it to your child at a young age and creating a positive association. A quick online search can turn up versions of songs that are often more age appropriate than the originals.
Listening to music can be done at any time throughout the day, whether in the morning as the family is waking up, in the car as you are driving to the grocery or to school, or as background entertainment during bath time. And, of course, do not forget to incorporate a fantastic dance party into your living room activities from time to time. Dancing to your favorite tunes can help your child improve control of muscle movement as well as encourage his or her confidence. For those too small to dance on their own, swoop down and pick them up in your arms while you twirl around the living room for a great workout for you as well as creating a terrific bonding experience between the two of you. Learn more about this and other ways to stimulate your child by clicking on the following infographic regarding 10 ways to foster creativity in your child.