“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ―Albert Einstein
If necessity is the mother of invention, imagination is the very way to achieve it. A mind that cannot go beyond the prevailing perceptions and ideas and explore the world that lies beyond with unlimited potential hidden within its womb can never flourish to its full capacity for sure. As the wise would put it, the mind is not to be taught, but to be allowed to imagine and explore. And as far as inquisitiveness, curiosity, and the thirst for knowledge are concerned, nothing can beat the importance of imagination.
Studies have revealed that children with an imaginative mind comprehend and learn faster than those who lack one. It is hence very important that our young ones are encouraged to the core to let them extend the wings of imagination and explore the untamed limits of the world. Here are some of the reasons why we, at Gurukul The School, believe that you must nurture your child’s imagination just as much as you wish to keep him/her bounded to the realities of the world.
Promotes Intellectual Growth
Intellect is a little more than just intelligence. While intelligence allows the mind of the child to be agiler, intellect adds the humane values to it, making the child a humble one with a sharp ability to think analytically. As far as wholesome development of the brain is concerned, intellectual growth receives more importance than mere intelligence. With the changing standards of measuring intelligence and brain agility, I.Q score is getting replaced by the E.Q score, which indeed signifies a dramatic shift in education approaches. Consequently, intellectual growth is gaining more importance, which imbibes both intelligence and the humanitarian face of it. Imagination is one of the instruments that add to the development of intellect, according to many studies. Hence, imagination is a must to keep your little one’s brain grow with the right sensibilities.
Encourages Creative Abilities
No creativity is possible without imagination. If your child is painting the sky pink and the waters green, let him/her follow the heart and never scold for being imperfect. The entire perception of perfection refers to the practical ideas we have in our minds. But, children are blessed with a remarkable capacity to imagine beyond what they see, and within this lies the hidden potentials of creativity. Especially when it comes to art, imagination should be the only thing a child must be following. There should be no limits to it. It is the only way to make a child’s mind to feel free from the shambles and to set it free to explore the horizons never touched before. An imaginative mind always looks up to creating something new, and this is one quality that makes your child grow into a creator and not a follower.
Enhances Cognitive Skills
Apart from encouraging creativity and intellectual growth, children also improve upon their communication and cognitive skills as a result of their imagination. An imaginative child would always like to integrate the perceptions and imaginations into the words he/she would speak. Ask a child to write an essay on the monsoon sky, and you will find that the ones with better imagination are portraying the beauty of nature in a more fascinating way than those who fail to catch the magic of nature and follow the mundane facts only.
In a nutshell, imagination is the hidden power that drives almost every lateral of the brain development of a child. Keeping the same in mind, we, at Gurukul The School, ranked among the Top 5 CBSE Schools in Ghaziabad, provide for several opportunities for our pupils where they are required to make use of their creative abilities and apply the imagination to get the task done. From encouraging the fine arts to conducting storytelling hours, from arranging debates to running interactive sessions, at Gurukul, we always try to keep the young minds engaged in as much imagination as possible. This, we believe, is one of the best ways to boost the inherent qualities of our budding geniuses and ensure that each of them touches the zenith of success through the means of hard work and strategic efforts.