Getting the innovation bug early!

My kids have got a little bit excited, and dare I say creative, and turned into inventors! It could be the start of their creative journey, and it’s all thanks to Little Inventors.

Why wouldn’t you want a waffle cam? Love it when passion, hunger and creativity collides – nice one darling! That’s a girl after my own heart!

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Little Inventors encourages children to invent ideas and then has an army of makers, who brilliantly bring some of these inventions to life. It’s a fantastic concept that my kids loved – maybe yours will too?

I’ll leave you with Star Tours, from a six year old who is inventing uses for VR (virtual reality)  – the future is very much coming closer.

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What ARE we making schools do?

“This week, we have been focusing on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. We have been practising using the past and present tense and the children have learnt how to use the present progressive and past progressive tense.”

inspireGreat – I’m sure that inspired them and made them excited to communicate. Look, I know grammar is needed, but when they are six?

How about instilling a passion for learning, not for making a grade? Get them excited about what they can achieve, not what they can’t yet do. Build a joy of curiosity, not just repeat what they “should” know. Make them explorers of the unknown, testing and creating their worlds.

We remember those teachers that inspired us and those memories are still fresh in our minds – let’s allow this generation of teachers to be that inspiration that they must be and not shackle them with tests, levels and grades.

As parents, we need to trust that are children want to learn, they will follow our example, so set them an example of life-long learning – they will thank you for it!