Hakim is someone who likes to make his own rules and be given a lot of freedom. He may not have the best test scores in the class but he has great ideas and is a very creative thinker. Others would describe him as a “big picture” thinker who looks at the whole concepts rather than the details. He has, what one calls, the “Synthetic Ability.”
What is Synthetic Ability
It refers to the insight to combine different experiences and see them in a new way, or the ability to look at an old problem and come up with new solutions. Children with this ability should look for jobs that allow them freedom to create new ideas and implement them.
If you want your child to be an entrepreneur, hone these skills immediately! Many great entrepreneurs innovate and relook at old problems to meet people’s needs (or what people think they need). One good example is Steve Jobs who used his design skills to mesh with computing to create Apple.
How Can We Encourage Creative Ability?
Ask Them to Undertake Projects
Ask your child to take up projects, related or non-related to school, such as creating an app, writing and illustrating their own books and the likes. Whatever their interests are, let them do creative work in that area and help them find interesting projects to do on their own.
You can be their supporter by helping to brainstorm along with them and help them to develop ideas and gather materials for it. Get them to note down every observation and development of idea (idea creation) in a single book or app so that they will learn to be organised and watch how a single project requires a series of systematic steps to reach there. The feeling of achieving their aim will also teach them delayed gratification as well.
Encourage Your Child to Set Up a Creative Centre
Create a space where your child feels safe in making a mess in . They can take things, such as old toasters and toys, apart and put them together again.you can also save odds and ends of stuff for them to be made into something else. Keep these items in styrofoam boxes in addition to paint, glue, and other typical art materials. A space will allow them to explore and experiment and this will feed their insatiable curiosity of how things are manipulated from all angles. Visual-spatial children are usually very good with this.
Creative thinkers ask extraordinary questions: How does the heart work? How was the metal sculpture built? If it boggles your mind, write the question down on an index card and you can search for the answers together. Some questions don’t have one “right” answer, let your child think in an open-ended way about possibilities.
Take Your Child on Outings
Take him or her to art galleries, to hands-on science museums or to see a research scientist at work in is lab. cultivate whatever area you child is interested in. Don’t just limit to the artistic fields -your child can be creative in both science and research as well as arts.