The mind needs freedom to grow-Woodmam


  Once, at a banquet held in honour of Columbus' discovery of the New World, some nobles thought that Columbus had discovered the New World by chance.

  Without arguing, Columbus picked up an egg at the banquet and said to the nobles, "Gentlemen, can you stand this egg on the table?"

  The nobles took the egg and stood it up left and right, but they couldn't get it up, so they asked Columbus to do it.

  Columbus thumped the egg on the table and it stood.

  The nobles were not convinced and said that they could do it too.

  Columbus laughed and said, "The problem is that none of you clever people remembered to do this before I did!"

  Although this was a joke, it illustrates the point that innovative behaviour often arises from 'whimsy'. Innovative people often ask "unexpected" questions and think "differently".

 The great scientist Albert Einstein said it best: "It is often more important to ask a question than to solve a problem, because solving a problem may be a mere mathematical or experimental skill. Whereas asking new questions, new possibilities, looking at old problems from a new perspective, all require creative imagination and mark real progress in science."

  One of the outstanding characteristics that made Einstein a great scientist was his love of questions, in his own words "I have no special talents, but I like to pursue questions at the root." He believed that "imagination is more important than knowledge because knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encapsulates everything in the world, drives progress, and is the source of the evolution of knowledge."

  Fostering a 'creative imagination' requires a free and relaxed space for development. The 'great' children, the creative ones, are surrounded by an 'understanding' mother, or a father who is creative in his own right, or someone who appreciates their creative talents and is interested in their 'whims'. or someone who appreciates his creative talents and is interested in his "whims".

  The great writer Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy advised people: "If a pupil learns at school so that he can create nothing, his life will always be one of imitation and copying."

  Loosen your child's wings and let his freedom fly!

Educational toys can be used to prompt children's learning abilities 

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