Children have access to all kinds of information these days, but what’s the purpose? I believe that the information that children and young people access should take them to a place of positive and productive thinking. Would you agree?
The title of this blog is forensics and you might be thinking how does this tie in with any positivity. Well, I am talking about outcomes. What if your child could engage in an activity that inspired him to aspire for more. Sometimes children and adults alike, get caught up in meaningless activities that have as the main objective to entertain while sidetracking us from what really matters. If you recognise this pattern, it’s time to do something about it.
Forensics is a big thing but why don’t allow your child to enter this world through play. Children are curious by nature and like to explore new things. Becoming a detective might sound silly to some however there is no limit to a child’s imagination. Play allows endless possibilities and merges into reality. Your child might start thinking about becoming what he plays. Allow him to play with forensics. Is there such a thing for children in the first place? I have good news, there is!
I want to extend this invitation to all parents, carers and guardians who are looking for the kind of play that can shape your child’s mindset: a mindset of growth.
Click on the link below to find out more.
What is 3D printing?… I think it is self-explanatory, but let me explain. Your design a product using a decent computer software and you will be on your own to turn that into a real prototype.
After you create that first initial product, you will be thinking about how to turn it into a viable business. Is it needed? Does it solve a problem? So why not turn it into a business idea if it does.
What if I told you that this could be the beginning of your child’s entrepreneurial journey. Dreams can be as big as you want but you need to take the first step. STEAM POWER is inviting you to take this first step by taking part in its first 3D printing workshop where your child will be creating his first working pen. Follow the link to book your space: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3d-printing-workshop-tickets-51564063502
STEM FOR ALL
Bringing stereotypes down!
“Science is for boys!” Have you ever heard this before? If you were born after the Millennium, maybe not.
We need to change narratives, from a very young age, I already knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a doctor, not sure how I ended up becoming a teacher, maybe it was to do with the fact that my parents never conceived the idea of a Black woman as a doctor or, was it because I did not have the potential? Either way, parents should restrain from passing opinions on their children’s career choices, especially if they are in primary school.
How do we start bringing those barriers down? My answer is simple, we need to create the spaces where children see the opposite of what they have been programmed to believe. Let us show them the Black inventors, the female inventors, the disable inventors… from different social classes, from different ideologies. Let’s have better and more productive conversations with our children.
Pick up toys that challenge the dominant narrative, think outside of the box and create your own toys, presentations or activities where your child finds himself in a space where he is welcome and does not have to justify his own existence or his own choices.
I am a big advocate of children being in charge of their own learning and taking responsibility for their own journey of discovery; but this urge has to be nurtured, so it is paramount that parents get involved. Teachers can not do everything, parents have an important role to play.
So, what can you do? I want to share something with you a list of the most interesting science competition that take place in America and worldwide. And no! You do not need to be a scientist, if your child is passionate about it, his passion will drive you out of your comfort zone all the way to an online community or your local library.
Let’s begin! The States have a lot more going on in terms of promoting STEM amongst young people, nevertheless share this information with other parents and teaching professionals.
From dreamers to innovators