Every thing you see around you, began as an idea. Everything was created out of someone’s imagination. Imaginations are muscles, if we don’t exercise them then they waste away or shrink and shut down. Imaginations should be fed daily with visions and pictures, with dreams that are embraced with emotions. The more we feed our imaginations the more they will serve us . Everything around us came from someone’s imagination so just imagine what’s possible. So what do you picture in your mind, specifically what do you see your son or daughter doing in 20 years time. This vision you hold is influenced dramatically by what you do now to educate your child and feed your child’s imagination in their first 5-7 years of life. So don’t leave it up to day care workers, ensure your child’s imagination is stimulated every day.
Lets help the children in our lives by feeding their imaginations. Stay away from the Television – there are so many fun and exciting ways to educate and stimulate your child’s mind. The common misconception in us adults is that learning is dull. We adults may have had less than exciting school lives and certainly don’t want our kids to experience the same so we shy away from stepping out of the box. Speaking of boxes, I hope your little ones have a passion for boxes as mine do – especially those big nappy /diaper boxes. They can easily be transformed into a rocket ship, a racing car or a little stove for cooking play dough cakes in. Feed your own imagination as you find new exciting ways to stimulate your children’s minds and get those neuron connections firing up as much as possible in the first 5 years of their life.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the great engine to personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that the child of a farm worker can become the president of a great nation.” The education of your child starts at home with you – so get creative for the sake of your child’s future.
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