Children have such vivid imaginations. As we get older our imaginations are not as good. Children learn through their imagination.
When our granddaughter colours in, I’ve often told her that it is not always necessary to colour the picture that way we see it. She has coloured in elephants in green, birds purple sometimes people have had one yellow hand and the other might be black. Their shoes have been different colours; the sky has been green, her imagination has run wild. It makes the picture looks so much more interesting and is obviously fun for her to do.
The use of adjectives in writing ensures that a story will be more exciting and interesting. Allowing our grandchildren to create nonsense poetry or stories is a good way to help them to hone their imagination in a positive and creativity way.
Writen by my granddaughter aged 7
On the way to Australia I saw a donkey. I saw a chocolate donkey. I saw a cute, chocolate donkey. I saw a hot, cute, chocolate donkey. I saw a gentle, hot, cute, chocolate donkey and it was drinking milk.
Let your grandchildren use their imagination in playing oral word games. It helps solve the boredom of a child especially on a long car trip. It could go something like this:
Person #1 “I saw a man,” Person # 2“On a yellow horse,” Person #3“Going on its way to town.” Person #4 “In a big purple helicopter”.