How do I inspire a hungry imagination?
October 30, 2013 11:41 AM Subscribe
I am a relative to a youngster (aged 6). I want to inspire them. Feed their imagination, help them to discover the endless possibilities that exist in all corners of the world. My question is how best to do this?
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One of the things I think I missed out on as a child of that age was an understanding of the size and potential, and wonder, of the world around me. I'd like to play a part in opening them up to that somehow. Also I'd like to fire the broad interests they are beginning to develop from going to school. I was thinking giving them a few books, any suggestions on those lines would be good. I have toyed with the idea of a tablet or technology, wall charts and reference objects like a globe. Museum visits, films or activity suggestions would be great too. Also if anyone thinks it can be too much at that age, or I'd be better to solely focus on what their own specific interests are, then I'd like to hear that too.
I guess my stumbling block is that if I wanted to do this to someone my own age I'd email them some links or buy them some books - maybe a few DVDs, I am finding it a little hard to interpret what level they can handle at this age I suppose. I've kept details a little vague here in order to garner a range of thoughts. Thanks to anyone offering any ideas in advance - you guys are great at this!