How to Identify and Develop an Innovator in Your Child?

“My Child Never Applies Textual Concepts in Reality Still Tops the Exam. How?”

The competition paradigm has changed now from topping in exams to inventing and innovating new things on our own. Children are the focus group in this evolution.

Are you figuring out of how your children will face or are facing this shift? The youngest entrepreneur of age 8 is seen in the market selling their self-made gadget.

Can Your Child Also Become the Future Innovator?

To develop an innovative child we need to look within ourselves for the answer. We need to check ourselves with what resources and environment we cater to the children.

What We Parents Can Do in Order to Bring Out the Innovator in Children?

  1. Let Us Check the Method of Their Learning!

How much does it matter to you when your child scores less in an exam? Numbers and metrics have no longer remained a parameter but has become a way to gauge someone’s personal capacities.

“Wow. How did you do that? Did you learn this trick from your school books?”

Questioning children like this will make them think of what they actually learn and how they can link learning with applications. This is also a form of Experiential Learning.

Storytelling, Experiential Learning

  1. Tell Them Stories Instead of Boring Lectures

Children have the most innocent and mouldable sense, don’t you all agree?

Involving them in stories and making them hear some of your personal experiences, motivates them to take up hidden lessons in those tales seriously. They associate with you and hence, the learning process becomes easier. Lessons taught via stories are the most memorable ones which stay with them for life.

  1. Talk about Innovation over Daily Abstract News

Staying updated is a necessity that even today’s children are well-versed with. However, they are exposed to truck-loaded information which they don’t know how to fathom. Innovation is secondary, understanding, and analyzing is the primary step.

We can open discussion tables to build on their views or negate them when diverting. Talking about innovation and techniques behind them is a good way to introduce them to the future and show our motivation behind it.

  1. Ask Why For Why and Why Not For a No!

Usually, children won’t find us (parents) as the go-to ones to discuss their doubts and curiosities. The fear of feeling dejected or making a fool out of themselves might restrict them from approaching.

Asking them ‘why’ questions on their suggestions or opinions and ‘why not’ on their disagreements will create a space for them to curate their thoughts and become clearer in mind. This builds their curiosity for the subject to go in-depth and study more to stay ahead in the daily discussions.

  1. Give Them All Necessary Resources and Personal Space

With full-time screened lectures and tuitions, children have become very dependent on school teachers and mentors. Their brain doesn’t think beyond subject boundaries.

We can provide them the necessary accessories, courses, or freedom to experiment with gadgets and perform their creative ideas on-ground. It is equally important to give children their personal space to analyze their actions and performances. Self-criticism is the best way to grow.

Innovation in today’s date is redefined every day. Children being curious enough are the ultimate absorbents to these new ideas. As the lines of competition are blurring to coming together and innovating, the world definitely heads toward betterment. Hence, growing children correctly in this scenario and guiding them to take their individuality seriously is of the utmost importance.

 

 

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