How would you picture a young Albert Einstein? A geek with his nose in a large book? Well, you would be wrong! As a child, Einstein loved music. He never went anywhere without his violin. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician” he said “I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music and get the most joy out of music”.
Music was central to everything he thought or did, including his Nobel prize winning work with relativity.
We often ignore the importance of arts, music, and play in daily life. If young Einstein was told to forget about music and focus on studies, he may not have come up with his ground-breaking theories. What a tragedy that would’ve been!
Mathematics, science, and logic informs every aspect of life, but HOW these subjects are taught is where art comes into the picture. Building things is not an engineering task alone. It calls for creativity.
How do we equip our children to think creatively, and solve problems?
This is where “Play” is key. Educational games, hands-on learning and fun learning activities deepens the understanding of a concept and helps a child incorporate them in real life. Learning does not have to be a dull serious affair. For example, making furniture requires technical knowledge but to conceptualize something unique and make it appealing, requires creativity.
Make life more creative, fun, and engaging for your child. He/she could be the next Einstein.