Why is imagination important for Bringing World Peace?
When we are born we are only able consider our own needs. Our brains are literally developed just enough to help us survive by knowing the lack or fulfilment of our basic needs. As we grow, we begin to be aware of others and their needs too. We then learn of a whole world outside our own. A world we may see we might see in pictures, on screens or through a car window, but we still need our imaginations to picture ourselves in a similar situation. It is this kind of ability that shows the importance of imagination in building bridges between a person who is different to us; which is known as our empathetic imagination.
It is our empathetic imagination that drives world leaders to envision positive change and actions to curb suffering or injustice. Even if they have experienced hardship, they can still imagine what it might be like for others experiencing worse conditions. Whether it results in compassion for others, better understanding or in action, imagining how others experience the world is an important part of growing up into kind and caring people.
So there you go, fairy tales might solve world peace.
How do you increase your childs empathetic imagination?
Being able to imagine yourself somewhere you are not, or as someone you are not is the start of being able to imagine the realities of other people. Developing a childs mind to imagine a "pretend" world helps childrens practice using their imagination. Toys and games that have room for imaginative play and story development fuel this learning.
Popsiebelle is a unique concept allowing children’s imagination to thrive in vibrant, colourful landscapes printed on pillows, bags, placemats and more. Children will name the detailed creatures, imagine their own fantastical world and tell stories of their adventures. At night use the characters on the story pillows as a plush book to inspire a bed time tale.
Recalling stories, reworking them, or starting a new one is all part of the play around Popsiebelle’s well designed and quality made products. Developing 3 essential milestones in early childhood development: imagination, language and memory.
Unlike a traditional storybook which delivers the same tale upon each telling, the Story Pillow provides a wealth of stories to be discovered every night; instead of an author unfolding the plot, the child conjures up the script, characters, and setting of their very own narrative. This will not only aid in the child’s imagination, but will also help with memory recall to continue previous stories.
Nurturing a child’s imagination through storytelling is an excellent way to foster creativity and develop verbal skills, whilst providing parents and your child with a much needed opportunity to communicate and engage with one another in an intimate and rewarding manner. Active storytelling will inevitably allow your child to think in a nonlinear manner, aiding them with their problem solving and ability to think ‘outside the box.’
If you need some tools to encourage your child’s imagination, take a browse here to see how Popsiebelle can help: