Designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), our Brilliant Me & My Ideas course focuses on developing creative ways of thinking and approaching challenges. We aim to help children realise their ideas are brilliant and need to be shared! The course is made up of 5 x 90 minute online sessions.
Developing creative thinking
Children can often lack confidence in their own ideas and will sometimes hold back on sharing them in fear of what others might say or think. Some children believe they don’t have any good ideas. We know that’s simply not true, we all have great ideas and potential inside of us. Learning to use our imagination and to be curious is the first step to cultivating our creativity and innovation.
Each online Brilliant Me Course includes access to additional activities for your child to do independently at any point during their day/week. These activity sheets will be emailed to you along with a summary of the content shared during the online session each day. At the end of the week you will also be sent three follow up videos to help embed your child’s learning. Please watch these with your child in your own time and discuss the themes. These videos can be re-watched at any time to help revisit the learning and continue to develop your child’s creative thinking.
Believing in your ideas & your potential
Brilliant Me & My Ideas is specifically designed to help your child:
•Develop their imagination & curiosity
•Have confidence in their own ideas and how to share them
•Learn to develop and nurture an idea
•Understand that there are many different ways to be ‘smart’
•Have courage and self-belief in their ideas even if others shoot them down
•Learn that small ideas can grow into big dreams
What does the course focus on?
Each session a story is shared with the children based around the theme of creative thinking and ideas. Then, creative activities help them link the learning within the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task set to challenge them to embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy’ the bunny accompanies the children throughout the week and is used as a distancing tool; talking about how Billy might feel about sharing his ideas can sometimes be easier to do than talking directly about how it feels for us.
The stories shared in the Brilliant Me & My Ideas course are based around the following themes:
1. Developing our imagination and curiosity
2. What do you do with an idea?
3. There are many different ways to be ‘smart’
4. Making an idea into something
5. Thinking outside of the box
What type of child is the course designed for?
This course is not designed just for children who struggle with thinking creatively, we believe it’s healthy for all children to develop their creativity as it’s such an important skill. Learning from a young age to believe in your ideas and understand your potential is essential when it comes to developing self-efficacy and confidence. We know that innovation, problem solving and creative thinking are key skills when it comes to school, home and your child’s future; what better way to nurture these skills than through inspiring stories and fun activities.