postheadericon Instilling and Encouraging Creativity in Your Children

Many of us usually look at those famous Lego blocks and sets as the penultimate toy and tool to keep our children occupied and distracted for hours on end.  And they have performed that role for generations all over the globe since the end of the Second World War.  They have become an international icon on a par with the Coca-Cola bottle and the model train set.  Lego stores can be found in major cities and they offer not just the iconic sets but also clothing and accessories that also use their symbol and identity.  One can stop at the stores or online to use a Groupon to purchase the perfect present for the offspring or youth who is the next family creative artist or upcoming engineer.

There is much more to a Lego set than just keeping the young ones occupied.  Indeed, one of the most attractive sights to see is that of a parent helping a child to build something with a set of Legos.  To see the shared experience of father and child in the construction of a building or object is to see the development of what one might call “functional creativity” in a growing and developing mind.  By encouraging that child to direct his or her natural inquisitiveness and curiosity into the disciplined use of objects to create something, the parent helps the child productively use discipline as a tool that channels their creativity in a productive effort.  This is the manner in which youth learn to pursue achievement of an objective.

When one obtains items with the Groupon coupon or promo code, those items can be obtained for less.      The creativity is encouraged and supported, while the discipline is instilled.  Basic understanding of mathematics can come from a child’s learning how to best use the blocks to assemble shapes.  Similarly, recognition of color coordination and meanings are also developed. This reinforces that creativity and desire and reward the children.  These are the kinds of behaviors parents all seek to encourage and instill in them.All this from a set of toy blocks!

 

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