Tech To Enhance Your Kid’s Imagination

As you know, it’s so important to widen your child’s imagination. Not only will it help them when it comes to education, but it makes them more creative in life too. In fact, you might have a mini artist or writer on your hands. But it can be challenging in the modern world to get your kids to work on their imagination. After all, they would much rather be in front of the TV or playing a game like Minecraft on their console. However, you should use these gadgets to your advantage as there are lots of technology which can come in useful when it comes to creativity. Therefore, here is some tech you need to enhance your kid’s imagination.

Get your child a Kindle to boost their reading

It’s a sad fact that kids are reading less in the modern age. They just don’t find the time to sit down with a good novel. After all, they would rather use their tablets or mobiles instead when they are in bed. But getting immersed in a good story can give their imagination a boost. After all, they think more about the characters and the story. And it can widen their imagination when they are reading about such a wide range of topics. Therefore, you need to encourage them to read more in their life. For one thing, you might want to consider getting them a Kindle. With one of these, they will feel like they are using a tablet, so will more keen to use the device. And then they can read a wealth of kid’s novels on the Kindle. If you would rather not spend extra money on the Kindle, you could always consider downloading a reading app on their tablet. After all, they can use this to read the latest books while using the tablet. And it might encourage them to read while on car journeys or in bed at night! That way, they will broaden their imagination without even realizing what they are doing! And reading from the tablet or Kindle with your child will help them too.

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Look at downloading some design software on the computer

You and your child can have a wealth of fun with some software on your computer. After all, there is a ton of design software which you can use to create fun designs. For example, you could get Adobe Spark which you can use to create laptop wallpapers for your computer. You can upload a cool image and some writing to make it look superb. And if you let your child take charge, it will encourage them to use their imagination. After all, they will have to think of ways to make the wallpaper look great on the computer. And as you kid hits their teens, they can use the software on their own to create a wealth of things. In fact, they can make cool things online like cards and invites by themselves with great software. And it will not only boost their art skills, but it will give their imagination a kick in the right direction too!

Let them do some drawing on their tablet

A lot of kids won’t sit down and do some drawing with pen and paper anymore. Even when you get fun printable coloring sheets for them to color in. After all, they would much rather be using tech to get creative. And thankfully, there are some apps you can download for your kid’s tablet which will encourage them to get drawing. For example, Drawing Pad is a great app which starts your child with a blank canvas, and then they have brushes and markers they can use to get creative. And for younger kids, there are apps out there like How to Draw which lets kids practice drawing with a step to step guide. And it’s a very good way of enhancing their creative skills. In fact, they will spend hours using these apps to get creative!

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Get them a keyboard for their phone or tablet

It’s hard to get kids to sit down and write a story nowadays. But it’s so important if you want a mini JK Rowling on your hands! But rather than forcing them to write via pen and paper, you can let them do some storytelling with their gadget. After all, you can get a keyboard which can attach to your kid’s tablet or phone. And then they can use this to type away different stories. After all, you can easily get a Word app that your kid can use to get writing. And apps like Write About This are also good to give your kid’s imagination a boost. After all, it gives your child writing prompts, and then they can write a story based on this. In fact, a lot of schools are using similar apps nowadays to help with learning! Or you could even help your child to make their own blog. After all, blogging is such an excellent tool to let them get their emotions out. And thinking about what to write will help to boost their imagination! For younger kids, there are apps which let kids fill in the blanks in stories to help them get creative. And even help them grasp spelling which will be useful when they go to school. In fact, you can look online for great writing apps for kids.

Let them play educational games on their tablet

While a lot of games can stop your kid’s imagination and creative juices flow, there are some games out there which you should encourage your kid to play. After all, they can help boost their creativity and education too. For example, you can get educational games which they can play on their devices such as FunBrain and Grammar Gorillas. And they will have fun for ages playing these games. And not only will it help ignite their imagination, but it can help them be creative too.

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And remember that even going for a VR headset that they can play with their games can help boost their imagination. After all, it will feel like they are inside the game and will be a lot of fun for them. And a lot of experts say it’s the future of learning!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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