Parents can help their children improve creativity by limiting the amount of toys they make available to them.
As a child, I don’t remember a day my father came back home with a toy for us, and it was not a problem of means, I believe he purposely denied us some of those toys, and today I’m thankful.
There is no doubt that too much toys have negative influence on kids. Children can develop a good sense of creativity if they learn to do things themselves, from an early age. Providing a child with lots of toys does not help this course. A finished toy leave minimal room for input, otherwise creativity. By giving a child free toys, a parent inadvertently create within a child a sense of entitlement.
Both parents and children will be better off spending time together trying to get done something that they need. My daughter loves shopping, so I spend a lot of time creating the materials we will use for shopping. I could easily go to a one cent shop and purchase cheap toy fruits and vegetables. But doing it ourselves has multiple benefits that is worth availing. First we get time to bond by doing it together, and then we save that one cent we would have spent on a toy.
For those parents conscious about their spending habits. The best way to imbibe such character into your child is to get practical about it. If we objectively take actions that saves us a dime, our child watching will definitely learn one or two lessons from that. But if you pull your wallet to solve all little bits of need that arises, then your child will learn to rely on wallet.
This is just a small example. But I’m pretty sure there are many more benefits to making the little things we need, instead of flooding our houses with toys.
Please enjoy this video of Ann, she grew up making the things she needs, and I think it is worth sharing.