“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
From the very first moment of time, God set the example for us to be creative. God has made each one of us with unimaginable creative potential, and each of us has our own unique perspective and thoughts on things. He wants us and our children to tap into this creativity, which ultimately comes from Him.
Audio Learning Nurtures Imagination
To create, you must first be able to imagine. Nurturing imagination in your kids is crucial, and it is more difficult now than ever. So much of modern media requires little to no imagination from your children. Even worse, our culture’s entertainment requires very little mental effort on the child’s part. Moreover, the ideas are formed for them and simply placed before them. This is dangerous for our children as it teaches them to not think for themselves.
There are still some forms of entertainment that do, however, actually nurture our children’s ability to imagine. In fact, audio learning is one such way. Audio learning reaches our children’s minds in a way that other forms of learning and entertainment do not. Furthermore, it allows our children the blessing of putting forth some mental effort.
Using Their Minds Allows Them To Become The Characters
When you watch a movie, you receive the entire story from the author’s point of view. As a result, nothing is left to imagine. On the other hand, audio learning allows your child to hear a story when their minds are completely free to “paint a picture” of what’s going on. For this reason, they can become completely immersed in the story. They get to choose what the characters look like, what their body language conveys, and what it feels like to be them.
Audio learning allows kids to create the world that the story exists in. By imagining, they create. Through audio learning, you can fill their minds with exciting stories about characters that deal with real-life challenges in a Godly manner. On the whole, you are creating the perfect environment for imagination.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2
Using The Window Of Opportunity To Reach Their Hearts
If the stories that they hear are filled with noble characters that they can relate to, they will begin to “act out” the stories in the real world. They imagine themselves as being courageous, honest, and noble. They are even able to imagine themselves making mistakes, and they begin to learn what it truly means to trust God.
As parents, we have a rare window of time to fill our children’s minds with ideas. When we carefully choose what will purposely go into their minds, we are taking advantage of this time. By giving our children opportunities to use their imaginations, we are tapping into that endless supply of creativity that might otherwise lie dormant throughout their lives. Christian audio learning doesn’t just allow them to imagine. It builds the foundation for them to imagine in a positive, Biblical way that will guide them on the path that they should go.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8
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You may also consider reading another Live The Adventure Letter article: Foster Independence In Your Kids With Audio Learning
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