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Childlife.ca e-news#39: Activating Potential!

Mary Stuart, E.C.E.D.H., RECE, www.childlife.ca

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” —Marion Wright Edelman

In our role as parent or teacher, we all want to help a child maximize his or her potential.

And we do just by the simplest acts of engagement according to the latest brain research and early childhood science!

We activate potential and create millions of brain connections when we provide a stimulating environment filled with activities that foster attention, intrigue, wonder and pleasure; rich in language, arts, creativity, and exploration.

Activating a child’s potential is all about attentiveness to who they are, what captures their attention, what gifts do they carry inside that the world is waiting to experience and
how we go about fostering them through our actions, environment, positive guidance and love.

3 POWERFUL WAYS TO ACTIVATE POTENTIAL

  • Connect! Enjoy each others company; spend time – even just five minutes to just “be”, hang out, tune in 100% and discover the wonder of who they are and what they have to teach us
  • Offer a wide variety of activities stimulate mind, body and spirit – go for a walk, read a book, bake cookies, paint, do puzzles, play in sand and water, sing, dance, count the stars, tickle, snuggle, listen to each other.
  • Encourage and foster their talents, interests and strengths; focus on their efforts instead of results and watch their self esteem and self worth soar!

Whatever age and stage they are at; whatever time and place we are engaged in together; there are a multitude of opportunities to enhance their growth and development and activate their full potential!

“The open-ended fun is endless, the brain development exponential, activating potential – priceless!”

B.E.S.T. BEHAVIOUR, THE LEARNING BRAIN, STRIVING 4EXCELLENCE …

… are some of the workshops available on-site at your centre! Justask@childlife.ca and we’ll send you our latest training flyer.

Here’s to ACTIVATING A CHILD’S POTENTIAL!

Mary Stuart, Director
www.Childlife.ca