If imagination is the precursor to creativity, then children need lots of time to daydream. Einstein didn’t develop his brilliant theories in a lab, rather, they were developed through “visual imagination”. Imagine how many children could inspire new theories or new inventions, if they had time in school and outside of school to “daydream”. I am daydreaming about this now.
The first school to ever open was in Boston in 1635. It was a school for boys until 1972, when girls were admitted. Rote type of learning has been around for hundreds of years. It used to be that children played outside after school and didn’t have hours of homework. Growing up, we had lots of time to “daydream”. But today, our children are busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no time for quiet imagination, boredom, just being with parents doing nothing. The problem with this is that we are stifling our children’s creativity.
Why is creativity important? Because without it, we wouldn’t solve technological, scientific, psychological, medicinal or any other new frontiers. Imagination lives within each of us, and it is our responsibility to unleash it within our children’s minds.
At Deeds From The Heart, everything we do is experiential. Yes, we build values in children, but we also touch their souls and open up their minds to a world beyond themselves and their circumstances. How great would you be if you gave your children this gift. The gift of knowing they could make a difference in other people’s lives. The gift of knowing what it means to be respectful, appreciative, honest and empathetic. The gift of confidence, strong character and self-discipline. Yes, we help you build this at Deeds From The Heart. Who knows, your child might be inspired by what we visually show them. They might become the next Einstein!!! Now imagine that!