6 Best imagine learning Tips for Children

Imagine learning is an important part of child education. The imagination helps the children to build new Ideas and rationalize them.  It also enables the children to better clarify the meaning of the words, theories, concepts, and ideas. Imagination helps to improve the social, intellectual, and emotional potential of a child.  As Albert Einstein says “Imagination” is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”.

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Imagine Learning Tips for Children

What is Imagination?

According to dictionary.com, “Imagination is the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses”.  It is the power of the mind to create the ability to form the ideas, and feelings in the mind without verifying it from the senses.

The basic role of imagining learning is generating new ideas through cognitive mechanisms without observing new evidence. It is reported that Imagination refers broadly to the human capacity to construct a mental representation of that which is not currently present to the senses (Markman, Klein, & Suhr,2009; Seligman et al., 2016).

Benefits of Imagination in Child Education

There is a lot of benefits of imagination in child education. The following are the top 5 benefits of imagine learning in the child learning process.

1. Improve Language Skills

The child makes sentences through words with the power of imagination. After that, he continues to make short phrases and reshape them in a new context. In fact, Imagination gives new understanding and meanings of a sentence. The child gradually increases vocabulary and invent new stories while self-teaching and self imaginations.

2. Enable the Child to Take Right Decision

Imagination is also one of the important sources which allow the children to take the right decision.  A child utilizes the imagination to differentiate between right and wrong. Moreover, imagination deeply links with critical and creative thinking that helps to improve decision-making skills.

3. Responsible to create new ideas 

It is well-documented that imagination is responsible for creating new ideas.  Through imagination, the child can think about the new idea and concept. As Research says “the primary role for imagination is as a cognitive mechanism for efficiently generating new ideas without observing new evidence”.[1]

4.  Improve Social, Emotional and Learning Ability

It helps the child to deal with all types of problems including emotional and social and academic problems.  The child can reduce stress, resolve loneliness, and fear through imagination.

6 Best  Imagine Learning Tips for Children 

Imagination helps to improve many learning skills. Encourage the children to use their imagination to create new ideas and concepts. The following tips help to improve imagine learning in children.

1. Imaginative Play

Play with toys is the primary tool to improve imagination in childhood.  Usually, toys are very basic in structure often make the child use their imagination more than overly sophisticated ones. Especially the old-fashioned wooden toys are the best toys to boost imaginative ability. There are many electronic toys that are the most important to improve imagination and creativity in recent days.

Play encourages children to use their imagination to view things from different perspectives.  During imaginative play, children use different approaches through imagination that enables them to think outside the box. Imagine learning activities are important for creativity development. Social play can also stimulate a child’s imagination. Playing in a group can be an effective and amazing activity that allows children to develop their imagination and creativity.

2. Dramas

Drama programs help to improve the creative imagination. Drama is an effective method that enables children to enhance, emotional, mental,  and imaginative ability. In drama, one character tries to copy another character and use his imagination to create a specific situation according to other character’s points of view.  It is well documented that drama programs are an effective source to improve creative imagination in children.[2]

3. Books Reading

Books are another way to improve imagination in children. Storybooks play an important role in building imagination capability in children. The parents and teacher try to develop book reading habits in early childhood.

4. Let the Child alone to Think/Imagine

Give the child time and let him alone to think. For example, when you look at your child sitting alone, leave him alone to imagine some story.  Let the child dream about something and always dreamer can achieve the dreams.

5. Video Games and Movies

Movies and video games also is another rich source to build imagination in children.  These sources help to increase imagination and enjoyment. Scientific research approves that video games help to improve imagination in children. Parents and teachers should try to select the imaginative games for children. Video games are an effective source for the development of a child’s imagination and creativity.[3]

6. Painting

Art is one of the best activities to nurtures imagination in childhood. The child expresses his idea while painting his favorite one.  Give the scientific sense, object for painting, and let the child draw his own version through using imagination.

The above are the best imagine learning tips for children. Parents and teachers try to prepare children with an imaginary mind. Try to give the child an ability to build the concept by thinking new things and promote creativity to compos good thoughts.

References

[1] Rachel W.Magid, Mark Sheskin, LauraE. Schulz, Imagination and the generation of new ideas, cognitive Development (2015), Department of Brain and  Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA,USA.

[2] Aysun Gündoğan, he Effect of Drama on the Creative Imagination of Children in Different Age Groups, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (H. U. Journal of Education) 28(2), 206-220 [2013]

[3] Roberto Bertolini & Simona Nissim , Video games and children’s imagination, https://doi.org/10.1080/0075417021000022667.