Do you remember your childhood days?
Days when you acted movies without scripts
Days when you cooked delicious meals with weeds, stones and milk containers (although you never tasted it…did you?)
Days when you composed so many rhymes in your native dialect (do you still remember some of the songs?)
And played so many games that never existed?
Even national anthem, you remixed it
And some nursery rhymes, you recomposed…
The most creative and innovative individual you will ever see is a child
With them, there is no restriction to their creativity
Anytime, any day and any where
They un-wrap their innovative packages to suit your needs
Their languages are different even when you are speaking the same English
You will hear them say ‘carry you’ instead of carry me
‘Ata’, when they are requesting for water
‘Han up’, when you are being commanded to stand up
And many countless ones
Their ‘creativity’…top notch
Their ‘innovation’…is worth our concentration
Leave a child with Lego for few minutes then you will see different creations and characters
Few minutes after leaving a child with a drawing book and crayons
You will receive the most creative art work (either for yourself or the closest image to him/her)
What about with sand?
Matches box and sticks?
Bottles…? And so many imaginary items
Many a times, we indirectly/unconsciously/unintentionally ‘kill’ those creative skills in them
Instead of us to motivation, we shout and scream
We tongue lash them for making the house dirty
Wasting the resources we bought for them
Destroying important items
And many more undeserved punishment for being innovative
For a better tomorrow, innovation is the key
And it’s in every child…
Let us keep encouraging these little ones because every child is gifted…creative and innovative!