IMAGINATION DEVELOPMENT METHODS
Experts strongly advise parents to pay great attention not so much to the development of the child’s logic (they will teach the logical thinking of the baby in kindergarten and school), as much as their imagination. But here is how to do it, we’ll tell you today.
Imagination Development Techniques
Each person is able to think, imagine, plan, create things and events thanks to his imagination and fantasy. People differ from animals in this, otherwise they would still use a stone ax and a club, and also live in caves. But not everyone can boast of a highly developed imagination.
From school, teachers and parents in children develop logical thinking. The left hemisphere of the brain is responsible for it. But the right hemisphere, that is, the development of the imagination, is not given enough attention. It’s a pity. After all, the more developed a person’s fantasy is, the easier he will achieve his creative goals. A good imagination makes the brain work more fruitfully, improves memory and creativity, makes a person’s life happier and more successful.
That is why experts strongly advise parents to pay great attention not so much to the development of the child’s logic (they will teach the logical thinking of the baby in kindergarten and school), as much as his imagination. But here is how to do it, we’ll tell you today.
WHAT IS AN IMAGINATION?
Imagination is the ability of the human mind to visualize new ideas or unusual phenomena through its own life experience and memory. For example, a person can easily imagine his loved one or some familiar place without seeing him at a given time, and will be able to carry out various manipulations with them. At the same time, imagination provides an opportunity not only to remember the past, but also to program your future.
One of the manifestations of the imagination is fantasy (in German it sounds the same as imagination). Fantasy is the creation in thoughts of new images or ideas, but those that do not exist in reality. So once scientific discoveries, works of art, as well as inventions that a person could not imagine many years ago appeared: an airplane, a cell phone, the Internet and other things that have now become familiar to people.
Albert Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, and imagination encompasses everything, stimulating the process and giving rise to evolution.” And this is true, since a person performs all his actions for the sake of what is not yet, for the sake of an imaginary result.
TYPES OF IMAGINATION
The following types of imagination exist:
1. Reconstructing. This includes images that are presented in thoughts according to the existing description: while reading poems, books, drawings, notes, etc. In another way, this type of imagination is called recalling, reproductive or reproducing.
2. Creative. This is the formation of images or ideas on your own at your own discretion.
3. Uncontrollable. This type of imagination is known to most of us as absurdity and wild fantasy.
HOW TO DEVELOP AN IMAGINATION?
You can develop your imagination if:
1. To read more and while reading descriptions of nature, the appearance of man and the interior of the home, it is imperative to imagine all this in bright colors. When reading a fairy tale to the baby, be sure to ask him to describe in his own words what this or that hero or the area where the events take place looks.
2. Repeat in your head a really lived day brightly, in all details, without missing any trifles: smells, sounds, light and color. In this case, you can mentally change events. Make it a rule to ask the baby every night about how his day went: with whom of the friends he met, what flower he saw on the flower bed, etc.
3. Start painting the world or event in colors the way you would like to see it. Try, for example, to offer your child to depict unusual animals or plants on an unknown planet, or dream up on the topic: what would happen if …
4. Need to dream: bright, colorful and positive. Therefore, always support the child’s desire to dream. In no case should you tell your child phrases such as “dreaming badly” or “dreams do not come true.”
5. It is unobtrusive to watch others and imagine what they think they love, what they do in life. Invite the child to suggest what he is doing, for example, a man in uniform or what the dog is thinking about, waiting for the owner near the store.
6. Start creating. Fantasy is developed by the creation of creative things: knitting, weaving macramé, painting, composing fairy tales and poems, modeling from clay or clay, origami and other types of creativity. Provide your child with maximum opportunities for the manifestation of his fantasies and the realization of his creative inclinations.
7. Traveling mentally: climb the mountains, swim in the sea, fly into space, beyond our universe. Dream with your child about, for example, relaxing together in some unusual place: visiting Santa Claus, on the island of Chung-Chang, etc.