We were recently approached by the Tarang Rawat, the author of Becoming Beautiful book and were lucky enough to interview her about her new project. Tarang is on a mission to empower girls to be confident, strong and independent. Do you feel that your child is worried about their appearance? If yes, don’t worry you’re not alone. It is becoming more common than ever that children as young as 8 years old can start to have feelings of self-doubt and even concerns about how they look. They might have questions about their body image, hair or even skin colour. And wonder how can I fit in or why don’t I look like her? If this is something that your daughter is worried about, then the Becoming Beautiful book is the perfect gift to give.
Finger puppets are a great way to improve your child’s communication skills and creativity. They allow your child to freely express their imagination and can even improve their social skills when playing with others. And to make finger puppets more educational, you can help your child make their own finger puppets out of paper. By creating your own finger puppets, children can draw their own characters that help express their feelings. And even create their own scripts for different scenarios which not only improves their creativity, but also improves their writing skills. This step by step tutorial will teach you how to make paper finger puppets the fun and easy way!
According to the most recent available statistics, 13% of all school students are special needs students. While our educational system is slowly advancing and making room for every child so they can learn the skills they need, a lot of teachers are still a little inexperienced in dealing with their different kinds of personalities and skill sets. Fortunately, working with these kids can be a very rewarding experience once you learn how to take the right approach, and any teacher or parent can benefit from knowing how to handle it. If you are eager to expand your knowledge and your skills as an educator, learning a few creative exercises that you can introduce to your class or your home is always a good idea. Here are some of our favourite ones.
The day of love is coming up. The perfect day to show your appreciation to anyone or everyone you love. But hold on a second, don’t most children hate “lovey dovey” valentine day cards? In fact, the last thing your child wants to do is create a Valentine’s Day card for school, even if they do secretly like a classmate. What to do? How can we make that moment when your child has to give a Valentine’s Day card to a classmate less embarrassing? Don’t worry! Thanks to a quick browse around the internet we found 24 super cool Valentine’s Day cards for school, that actually say “I love you” without really saying it!
We just have to allow kids to be and let them use their limitless imagination. The fact that we are perfect is something we would not want to push onto our kids; perfectionism is the biggest killer of creativity. For a kid to put a good creative piece they need to be guided by their teachers and parents. The main question is how best one can engage a kid’s idea and thoughts so that they can come up with a personal story with all the drama they can think of. Kids are adorable to watch because every time they read a story, they want to act the characters and they start building fictional stories. Turning this creative thinking into a written piece can be a bit challenging. That’s why I have come with these 7 innovative creative writing exercises for kids to try out.