Imagination helps children with social, emotional, creative, physical, language and cognitive development – critical skills that children will carry into adulthood. Most importantly, it’s a fun activity to pretend to be. Kids will have too much fun to realize they are learning life skills.
Furthermore, the imagination encourages social-emotional development by allowing children to think about different resolutions, thereby boosting children’s confidence, which can be used in interactions with others. Imagination and creativity are also skills that our children will need as they enter the workplace of the future.
Einstein famously said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to everything we know and understand, while imagination embraces the whole world and everything there will ever be to know and understand .”
So imaginative learning is inevitably linked to our emotions. Imagination is important in education because it forces us to recognize that forms of teaching and learning that are detached from our emotions are pedagogically sterile.
Imagination builds curiosity and ignites motivation to enable the creation of an unconventional life. If you visualize desired future scenarios, you can adapt your current actions accordingly.
The more you imagine, the stronger your mind will become and you will be able to better control your thoughts. Imagination is the key to innovation. Some may say that you are daydreaming now, but if you achieve what you started, the same people will dream of being like you. Keep your goals higher and keep imagining more.
Imaginative play helps a child’s creative, physical and social development and these skills are important for early childhood development.
“Imagination is like running backwards in perception.” When you’re remembering something you’ve never seen before, it’s a lot easier to think creatively than when trying to imagine something you’re familiar with. This is because the brain cannot rely on connections formed by past experiences.
Imagination brings us back to our passions. It connects us to what we really love to do and in that moment you remember your goals, the life you want to live. With that spark, you can choose to take action and pursue that passion that will change your life.
When planning your day, you actually use your imagination and visualize how you will complete each task. When you show someone the way, you see the route in your imagination. When preparing a meal, plan it in your imagination first.