Logos are everywhere. We see them and we quickly know a story behind them. Logos are simple visual symbols that contain more than just one message. All it takes is one sign, one word, or one logo and you can communicate mini messages to your viewer: connotation, denotation, intention, and reception. For example, when you see the logo for Google, there is more than just one word behind it. You're probably thinking about search engines, ad campaigns, BING, Google images, breaking news, celebrities, and information you are curious about.
Is there any difference between the way you and your child interpret different logos? What do children ‘see' when they see a logo?
Google decided to move this question into action and provide a place for interpretation. It is time for the Doodle4Google competition again.
In the annual contest for the iconic Google logo, children were challenged "to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "My Best Day Ever…" for millions to see.
Give children a piece of art, like the Google logo and they will tell you so much more. Children have such a fresh perspective. So while we are letting them be children, free of some of the burdens of life, why not help them discover their ‘sweet spot.'
Is your child awesome at math, language, drawing, or storytelling?! Do you find them taking toys apart and putting them back together or developing strong friendships with sincere empathy? Each of our little ones has a special ability. I believe as parents, we must help our children find his or her strengths and support them on their journey to discovering the ‘sweet spot' where their talent and passion meet! It is never too early to begin exploring what they like to do!
As parents, we can provide tools and places to help develop the skills, discipline, and opportunities for our little ones to thrive. In the annual contest for the iconic Google logo, children were challenged "to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "My Best Day Ever…" for millions to see.
Children see a whole new world. That's the most amazing aspect of Google's children's competition: it is a visual representation of the differences of interpretation of ONE symbol, one logo mixed with individual ideas surrounding "My Best Day Ever." We get to see how children are not limited by the preconceived notions we as adults hold to everyday.
Our children are often more capable than even we realize. Discovering inventions at 8 yrs old. I challenge you to spend some time this week and have a dialogue with your child, free of your own notions, and see what he/she can teach you with their fresh perspective.
Vote on the Doodle4Google to support the mini-artists in the making. Maybe next year, we will be voting for your little one!
Children + Imagination = Creativity. As adults, we are sometimes narrow-minded, children can fly to wonderful places, they just need is the opportunity.