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Share your enthusiasm

Share your enthusiasm

Involve your children in whatever you adore, be it making jewellery, visiting battlefields, walking for charity, baking birdwatching, dancing or DIY. Within reason, kids can get involved in most adult pastimes, and they can really benefit from taking in detailed information at an early age.

Trace connection between your child and a historical figure. A surprising number of children can claim to be related to someone they might learn about in school, so it’s well worth delving into your family story. If you can’t find any direct connections, seek out more oblique ones, a great-grandfather who once met Churchill or Roosevelt, a distant cousin who was friends with Sultan of Zanzibar, a great-great-great grandmother who was sympathetic to the suffragette movement.

Allow your children to see and touch the things that are magical to you and your family: a lock of hair from a grandmother, an old fashioned fairy book, a tiny gold charm or old photos of your family. Tell storeys to bring these objects to life in their imagination.

I personally believe that creative mind comes from their early age.  Let them imagine, create, draw,  picture themselves to find out what they will be good at in the future.

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Go with it

Go with it

Children excel at having bizarre ideas: they want to wear a tea cosy to the park, can convince themselves that they are invisible and develop friendship with household objects.
if there is not harm in it, relax, enjoy the fun and let them be as eccentric ad they like.

Be franciful. young children will be delighted to believe that “dancing lady” fuchsia flowers do ballet at night, that the crosses that separate telephone wires are kisses being send down the lines or that the tooth fairy is building her house out of teeth, there are not lies, they are the fables children crave.

Invent games. There is never “nothing to play with” or “nothing to do”. Teach your children how to invent games: boules played with pebbles, shadow tag, sand drawing, relay races, dances with simple moves. There are more games and activities in a lively imagination than in the best stocked toyshop.

How about showing your children how to take photos or be models even?
These days, you do not need to buy films and cost nothing to develop or edit photos that
you have taken. Show them your work, let them take photos to see how it turns out.
You will be surprised!

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