IT STARTS WITH IMAGINATION
I have a son who has a very good imagination. Randomly he would recall events or clips from a movie we’ve watched in a very detailed manner. At first I find this nothing sort of unusual. But when he saw photos from when he was younger, I was surprised to know he remembers some details of his first birthday, even some random vacation photos of us. I guess he has amazing memory that somehow compliments his imagination which leads to being such a creative kid.
Here’s one of Juro’s creations using his Lego bricks. Can anybody guess what this is?
It’s a scene from Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom which we recently watched at the movie house. He recreated some scenes from the movie. This particular one is when the lead characters Owen & Claire with Franklin were running away along with the dinosaurs when the volcano erupted on the island.
This one from the scene when the bad guys headed by Mills & Wheaton were auctioning the dinosaurs (the big purple thing is the dinosaur being auctioned). I can’t believe he got the details right (down to the one of the bad guys holding a stick that emits electricity used to poke the dinosaurs.
HONING ONE’S CREATIVITY
I’ve got a creator at home! I know most kids his age loves this kind of play–a mix of pretend play and creative play. This may seem ordinary but for me, this is something I’m pretty much excited about. He literally brings joy in our home with his antics and creations and I cannot wait to see what he’ll eventually develop as he go along.
Here’s the view of the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdome vignette Juro made. On the far right is the car chase scene from the movie. I cannot even remember if there was one! Maybe when he’s older I’ll enroll him in a Lego creator club. Is there such a thing? *checks Google*
Now that I’m aware this little guy has a knack for details that further help his imagination and creativity, I’m encouraging him to develop it even more. I’ve downloaded some memory game apps, have been intently listening to him when he tells his story in a very detailed manner–I ask questions to further help him remember things, and just really encourage him to unleash his creativity even though most of the time it gets messy and inconvenient for me. As a mom this has always been my struggle–I wanna let me kids have fun but when it gets out of control, I tend to put a stop to it! Hahahaha. So now I’m trying my best to just let go. It’s easy to say but really challenging to do especially if you’re literally the one who has to get down on your knees & wipe the glue spills on the floor!
This cutie no longer take naps on weekdays because his school ends after lunch. And since he coudn’t use his gadget on school days, he gets to be more creative by doodling & drawing.
One time we went grocery shopping and old boxes were used instead of plastic bags. He asked if he could use one. Next thing I know he was putting his doodle to life. He made a race course for his cars.
Take a closer look at his car’s obstacle course. He has a story on how this came about. I should’ve taken a video so you can better understand but perhaps next time. Heehee.
I don’t think he got his creativity from me. I don’t have any creative bone in my body! Heehee. But one thing he got from me is probably the thirst to try new things.
As a mom I still have a lot to figure out when it comes to parenting my kids. It’s a process I go through with my kids everyday. But one thing is constant and will never change–my unending support for them. Even if it takes my time to help them prepare things they would need, I’ll support. Even if I have to give up the things I want to do so I could spend time with them to do things they want to do, I’ll support. Because if they know I’m there for them no matter what, they’ll be more confident to try new things and get out of their comfort zone which eventually will help them #nurturethegift
Some of my kids’ clay creations. The pond with bridge and Flounder was by lil’ Ms. JG while the rest were Juro’s. Look how he managed to recreate two of his Mr. Potatohead toys and Sebastian. How very detailed! He asked me if I can create something with clay and I said all I can do is a snowman! Heehee.
Aside from being there for my kids, one of the ways I show my support is by nurturing them in all aspects of their lives. While I sometimes force them to try new dishes to broaden their palette and have something new to eat in school for lunch (it’s called tough love guuuuys), drinking milk is the exact opposite. My kids still drink their milk twice a day (morning and night) and I believe it’s one of the things that help them be healthy and able to function while in school. Sometimes in the morning I would force them to eat a bowl of oatmeal or cerea but they don’t really have the appetite to eat and would prefer drinking milk. Kids don’t get all the nutrients they need in the food the eat, that’s why milk is a good supplement. Make sure the milk you give your kids has the right ingredients that can help nourish them, just like Promil® Four. It contains DHA, AA, and NUTRISSENTIALS® – a unique combination of essential nutrients such as Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Vitamin A, Niacin, Potassium and Biotin, plus Lutein that may help them reach their full potential.
So glad this cutie pie loves drinking milk and wouldn’t last a day without having a glass.
Providing proper parenting, proper care and proper nutrition are the pillars I use to guide me when it comes to taking care of my kids. Sometimes I get off track because of all the distractions around me plus the external factors that stresses me out but I remind myself of what’s important to me and that’s to make sure my kids get opportunities to grow and learn every single day. I’ve got a creator in the house and this means everyday will be messy but I don’t mind because I’m here to help him nurture his gift and I’ll support all the way even if it means I’ll be stepping on Lego bricks for the next few years of my life. 😉
Does your child have a gift you’ve recently discovered? What are the ways you do to help him nurture this gift? I would love to get tips from you moms & dads.