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Imagination: How Important is it in a Child’s Development?


“Imagination” is one word that fascinates everyone. This word not only inspires all of us but also fills us with enthusiasm. Exploring novel concepts is made possible by our capacity for imagination.

Let’s look back in time to when we were children. Were we not nosy about numerous things happening around you? Why does a bird perch on an electric wire without getting shocked or jolted? But we also experienced electric shocks while handling electrical equipment. Why were we so fascinated by lightning? How does this occur?  Why does a lightning strike always be accompanied by a loud noise?

How come the sky is blue? But every morning and evening, it is made of sprinkling of vibrant orange. How is it possible to watch stunning images on television? Why is Iceland always green and Greenland constantly covered in ice? Why does a desert have so much sand? In the Gulf of Alaska, the two oceans collide but do not merge. What makes it impossible for them to mix?

Hush, Hush. 

Many unsolved questions undoubtedly contributed to the imagination.

What are these imaginations?  

Generally speaking, imagination refers to the mind’s capacity to simulate sensations that do not actually exist.


When you’re talking with your friends, do you ever try to envision what some of the delicacies taste like? Yes, pondering its flavor and aroma without really tasting or seeing it. You were using your imagination actively.

How do these imaginations start? 

Most children start to develop their creative and imaginative abilities at a very young age. Every child can learn about the world more effectively with the use of these skills. Every child is encouraged to play, handle the materials, express themselves vocally and non-verbally, plan actions, engage with others, react to situations, and try new things at this time.  

Why are we so specific about it? 

You must have heard many stories from your parents and grandparents when you were young. They must have read a lot of storybooks. These narratives aren’t inspiring your imagination, are they?

It does, indeed. You were asked a lot of questions and were required to make observations, compare and classify, communicate, predict, and draw conclusions. Every child was encouraged by this to express themselves and their emotions. It also encouraged mental development in every child by allowing them to experiment with fresh ideas, new ways of thinking, and problem-solving techniques.

Let’s explore imagination in more detail. School days were usually enjoyable and experimental. We had colored notebooks with fountain pens that spray ink, and we were excited to see the symmetry and creative illustrations. Many Peeple leaves were kept inside our textbook to dry out and create a beautiful skeleton. On rainy days, how about making paper boats? Inside the classrooms, were paper rockets.

Why does one need to be creative? 

Creativity makes self-expression possible, and every individual tends to express their emotions freely. The capacity for memory, focus, and concentration improves by engaging in creative activities that stimulate both sides of the brain. Children’s math and science skills will improve, and new words and concepts are understood clearly. Creative imagination improves cognitive abilities, as well as social and perceptive skills, self-awareness, and learning disabilities.

Imagination: Leading the way

Despite his best efforts, the great Archimedes was unable to come up with a way to demonstrate that the crown was not made entirely of solid gold. He soon filled a bathtub with water, saw that water poured over the edge as he entered, and when he discovered that the amount of water his body was moving was equivalent to the weight of his body, his imagination led to the creation of a device.

In a similar vein, Isaac Newton’s Gravitational Theory was developed in 1665 or 1666 as a result of his amazing imagination inquiring as to why an apple fell straight down rather than sideways or even upward.

When we are young, we have a higher level of imagination, and we develop in the same manner. As we get older, our imagination serves as a supplement since we are limited by a challenging curriculum that is presented at various learning levels.

Do you agree that science fiction books and movies have always served as a platform for futuristic fantasy? Although we haven’t yet seen multicolored aliens or interstellar travel, there is a variety of techniques that are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Some of the inventive innovations that have been featured in beloved family films are currently at the cutting edge of science.


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