Children have wonderful imaginations. Help your child develop his imagination even more with creative visualisations.
1. Ask the child to sit or lie comfortably and imagine something that they know.
Maybe it is their friend or relative or a place they know really well. Ask them to see if they can see all the little details. Listen to all the sounds in that place or the person’s voice. Are there any familiar smells or tastes or feelings? Ask them to use their memory to access their imagination.
2. Now ask them to imagine a bird.
Ask them to see every detail of that bird – every colour and sound that they can see and hear. Ask the child to imagine the bird is flying and taking them too. Ask them to imagine they are flying over rivers and trees and houses etc. Ask them to notice the colours and the clouds and feel the wind in their hair and notice how they feel.
3. After a little while, ask children to describe what they saw and heard and how they felt.
4. Ask children to draw or write down what they saw in their imagination.
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