At what age can you involve your child in Problem solving?

When we came up with a segment titled “ Solution finder” in the Amazing Kids club, our thinking was that we would eliminate the small, small issues the children may face like , “ so and so laughed at me, or so and so was unkind to me , or my teacher doesn`t like me”

So we opened this “box” where the children can drop any problem that may be facing them, without putting their names, and then we sit together open the box  and allow the kids give solutions to these problems

To our surprise and contrary to our thinking that the box would have very simple issues, the kids dropped bigger issues, relating to social, family, school, personal. ..Another big surprise, is the solutions they come up with, real good advice to each other, testimonies of how faced with similar problem one solved it, real practical solutions!!— and this made me to ask myself the question,

At what age can you involve your child in Problem solving? When do they really start solving problems?

In my search, I came through an article in a scholastic site which helped me understand this issue better:

In summary this is how I got it—from when they are very young, they are

Natural solvers

Children are natural problem solvers. They explore the world with a curiosity that generates thinking and understanding, one problem at a time—

Just observe a child in a Crib, trying to reach something, the determination and the thought process!!!

Keen observers

Children are keen observers and are learning how to apply what they observe!!

The theory “monkey see monkey do” really applies with children

A sense of wonder

They wonder about how things work, how they go together, and how to take them apart. They think about where things come from and how they grow and change. They’re just curious!!

I am happy that at Amazing kids, we have this segment which is making the children start applying God given gift of thinking solutions at an early age. This will help them to be  proactive, responsible and accountable meaning, when they grow up, they will be less of “ serikari sadia” to more of, “ this is what I think and can do” to sort out this challenge.

Please, share an idea or two on this issue

Ruth Mukunga

Center of Creativity Services

Amazing Club Coverage

1. SELF-AWARENESS

Children develop self-identity, who they believe themselves to be, which helps to begin to form relationships through play and peer relations which contribute to their emotional, social and cognitive development. Research done on theories of self generally agree that an early childhood program can foster children’s self- esteem and build the foundation for future relationships with others. As we seek to nurture the next set of tomorrow’s leaders, self-awareness is the basic foundation.

2. RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility is something all children need to learn. … Responsibility involves making decisions, being trusted, and learning to take credit for one’s actions—whether good or bad. Taking responsibility is not just about how the choices your child makes affect her, but also how her choices and actions affect others.

3. TEAMWORK

Learning to work as part of a team will help your child hone many social skills, such as patience, empathy, communication, respect for others, compromise and tolerance. It also helps them develop confidence in themselves and trust in other people.

4. COURAGE

As a parent we do every thing in our power so our children may live safe and protected lives. But in order to prepare them for their future, we need to create small opportunities where they need to be courageous.

Being brave in the face of fear and doing what needs to be done even when it is really hard are both examples of courage.

5. RESILIENCE

6. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

7. RESPECT

8. Empathy

9. Decision Making

10. Integrity

11. Commitment

12. Influence

Top Benefits of Dance Classes for Children

1. Gain Greater Self-Confidence– The freedom to express themselves through movement and show casing themselves before others helps the kids gain

2. Build Social Strength– Learning how to dance is that it allows your child to become more comfortable socially.

3. Increase Fitness & Activity!– This makes a fun way to get your child fit without them even knowing it. It keeps them active and engaged, and ensures that they are going to be getting fit and into the finest shape possible.

4. Build Stronger Teamwork– It requires an understanding of your partner’s movements. With the help of this teamwork, your child will be far more likely to understand the importance of working as a team together.

5. Improve Listening & Discipline!– Your child will get a huge amount out of taking on dance lessons purely from the discipline point of view, as well. This makes them more inclined to listen to instructions, to not always expect their own way

6. Increase Enjoyment & Fun!

What are the Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

⦁ Develop fine Motor skills– Most arts and craft projects involve moving the hands and fingers which improves the overall muscle strength and control over movements

⦁ Improves Hand-Eye Coordination– The more the children practice, the better their hand-eye coordination. This will help them in almost all walks of life.

⦁ Promotes innovation and creativity– Arts and crafts provide a platform for the kids to create new things.

⦁ Helps in Socializing-Interacting with other children with the same interests gives the kids the opportunity to socialize and build friendships.

Amazing Kids Club 2020

Dear Parent,

We invite you to enroll your child/children to the Amazing Kids Club

Ages: 5- 12 Years

Where? Parkland’s Sports Club, every Saturday 8.30 am to 1.30 Pm.

Cost: Kshs 5000/- per 4 Saturdays.

Season one opening date:  18th January 2020

2020    Theme: To Build the next generation of leaders

2020 Key focus: Teaching the Kids to think like Entrepreneurs early in Life

Season One Program

Life Skills

  1. Setting the amazing kids club goals and plans for 2020 ( owning and committing to the projects)
  2. Financial Literacy (understanding money earning money-practical project spending money plans)
  3. Problem solving choice wheel- Aim: To help the children to start solving their own problems,
  4. Next generation of leaders as entrepreneurs
  5. The traits of Leadership
  6. The core values of good leaders
  7. Practical- leadership opportunities

Creativity

  • Guided art, craft, bead work
    • Group projects
    • Individual projects

  Performances

  • Dance, Music, Poetry and Public speaking
  • A performance talent challenge

Spiritual growth– devotion moments and bible memory verses

Extras

Career Experience and exposure

  • An excursion to an Institution to experience career.
  • Compassion visit and adventure.
  • Indoor and outdoor games, celebrations, swimming, fun moments

What is the objective of the Amazing Kids Club in 2020?

  1. To continue nurturing the kids character with godly and positive values.
  2. To continue equipping each child with life and social skills that build their confidence and self-esteem
  • To dare the children to think differently and become problem solvers
  1. To challenge the children to be creative and out of the box thinkers through individual driven projects and specials.
  2. To help the children discover and utilize their talents with entrepreneurship opportunities.
  3. To help the children to form meaningful and purposeful relationships
  • To engage the children through fun games to improve their physical well-being with a touch of adventure moments.
  • To help the kids learn new performances through, dancing, singing, and new memory verses.

Expected benefits to the kids from the Amazing Kids Club

  • Developed leadership qualities in the kids
  • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
  • Knowing God and deepening their relationship with Jesus
  • Importance of starting and finishing projects as individuals and as a group
  • Planted roots of entrepreneurship
  • New dance, songs and other performances
  • Taking responsibility, team work and going the extra mile
  • New and strengthened relationships
  • Enhanced physical health and wellbeing
At Amazing kids Club, each child is:-  

“Important, respected, needed, recognized and appreciated”.

Attached, is our 2019 Newsletter, some pictures and testimonials from both kids and parents.

Empower your child, create a path out of the crowd, and differentiate! It must be intentional!!

Call now and enroll on 0729713775 or send an email to creativityservice.ccs@gmail.com

Payment to pay bill no. 508400 Account Number 10011202001275

“Rescue tomorrow today”

Amazing Kids/Teens Self-Empowerment Camp

“Taking Action On The Direction Of My Life”

Never limit yourself to what you can’t do, but to what you have the power to do with what you have.

My Identity

River of  my Life§What would make your river calm and  smooth flowing? §What makes it unsettled ? §Where is your river right now?

What two things are you going to do  to make your river  flow smoothly

 

Remember■“Path maker, there is no path,You make the path by walking.By walking, you make the path …

 

What is my ultimate life outcome?

Who do you want to be in this world?What difference do you want to make?What are going to do right now in your family? School? Country, world to bring change and  make it  better?

Philippians 4; 13

“ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Goal setting

These goals must be SMART

■S- Specific ■M- Measurable ■A- Achievable ■R-Realistic ■T-Time bound

Set 3 goals you are going to be committed to from this camp and take action to achieve them.

Personal SWOT Analysis-

STRENGTHSWEAKNESS
OpportunitiesTHREATS

Proactivity

What do Proactive People do?- Examples???Who do reactive people do?- Examples???Always take initiative, be a solution not a problem!!!

Leadership- maximizing my potential

A Leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and knows the way”John Maxwell

Where do you place yourself?

What is one thing you are going to do from this camp to demonstrate your leadership?

The wheel of life

The Wheel of Life is a simple but powerful tool that helps you visualize all the important areas of your life at onceIt helps you to change and improve as you  grow ■ ■Which area of your life are you going to work on after this camp?

 

Environmental conservation

What is environmental conservation?

How can we contribute to it?

Which areas need urgent attention  in our Country?

“Be the change you want to see in your environment

 

Be Different , Set high goals for your life!!

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Amazing Kids Club

 

Greetings from Amazing Kids Club

We are pleased to share part one of the lesson on the value of consistency- covered with the kids on 7th July 2018.

At the bottom is their homework-which kindly do a reminder

What is to be consistent?

Is the quality of always being the same, doing things in the same way, having the standards you set for yourself and follow?

When you are consistent, you don’t keep changing,

If you are reliable and dependable, you remain that way wherever you are and are not easily diverted”

How can you be consistent with?—Discussion

  1. God
  2. At Home
  3. At School

 

  1. With Friends
  2. Amazing Kids Club

 

Consistency and Goals

When you have set your goals, you must believe you have the ability to achieve and being consistent will help you.

 

Consistency requires you to?

  • Trust God – Philippians 4:13 says-

“For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength

  • Be disciplined
  • Work Hard
  • Not to give up

Benefits of being consistent

  • You pass exams and make progress
  • People trust you
  • You form habits of success when young eg, time keeping
  • You depend on God

Best role model to guide us to a life of consistency?

Our God

Hebrews 13:8

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”.
Consistency is Key to success

Inconsistency is-

The opposite of being consistent is to be inconsistent—not being the same throughout

An example of inconsistency

  • Is when you don’t do things at the, right time, the right place, the right way, with the right people.

 

  • When you keep changing goals or you keep changing color like?

 

7 Reasons why enroll your teen to the Amazing:- “Teens Challenges and Impact on Career 101 Strategic Workshop”

  1. The open discussions/sharing about the challenges they “deem” to be serious issues facing them will make them see the issues from a different perspective.
  2. It will be a time to instill and emphasize   to the teens that no matter the circumstances, that each has the capacity to choose, decide and do only that which help them realize their dreams and desires.
  3. That time is limited and the need for each teen to maximize on the time they have now for their good!!
  4. Shared testimonies by youngsters who are ahead of them on what to expect once they are out of the school and home environment will give them a different outlook on life.
  5. Realization that every choice they make has an end result, good or bad and it is upon each one of them to decide.
  6. That self-empowerment comes by taking responsibility of one`s actions
  7. It is an opportunity to build relationships and networks

“Rescue tomorrow today”.

Coming Up- Exciting April Holidays Day Camp

April 2018 Holidays Day camp

 

Period: – 4 days

Dates: 17th to 20th April 2018 

VenueParkland`s Sports Club- Ojijo Road Nairobi

Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Age group5 to 17 years- (different classes)

Camp Theme: Stand up and Stand out!!!!

 

Topics

Day one – A purpose driven life?

Day Two– Living Healthy—(Be physically fit and eat health)

 NB There will be a practical cooking lesson – making juice, a burger and baking a cake!!

Day Three– Called to impact- community service

 “This little light of mine, am going to let it shine”

The children will spend the day in a children`s home

Day Four– Being good stewards of our talents

 

Camp objective-

To learn how to be an all rounded person and the importance thereof helping one to stand up and stand out!!

 

Your investment per person 12,900/- (Covers: facilitation, training materials, meals, transport for the visit to the children`s home)

 

This camp is exciting, and mind blowing, you cannot allow your child to miss out—invest in your child today!!

 

Bookings are now open, please call 0729713775 or 0723948007 or 0715799153 or send an email to creativityservices.ccs@gmail.com

 

Great activities at Amazing Kids Club Every Saturday 8.30 am to 1.00 pm

 

Amazing Kids Club

In 2018, the kids are going to cover 11 modules. Each module has lessons to build the kids character- main reference in the lessons is the bible.

What happens every Saturday?

Lessons in form of devotions and trainings by professionals on creative work (art, craft, bead work, crocheting – introduced from last Saturday,), chess, music, dancing. Other activities include- swimming, outdoor games, presentations, storytelling,

 

Benefits of kid’s involvement in the Creative activities

Chess-

  • Makes kids smart
  • Improves academic performance
  • Is a tool to develop the kid’s minds?
  • Makes the kids Cool

Music – Reverences Psalm 150: 6 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord

  • Opens the left and right brain
  • Helps to sharpen the memory
  • Helps build confidence and self-expression
  • Improves creativity
  • Brings Peace, joy and excitement

Dancing

  • Helps kids to think quickly
  • Better body coordination, agility, flexibility and helps body balancing and references
  • Helps counting and makes kids sharper
  • Improves condition of heart, lung, increased muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness
  • Improved mental functioning
  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves creativity and better social skills

Crocheting, Art, craft, beads

  • Concentration and focus
  • Triggers the roots of becoming and entrepreneur (Most items made can be sold)
  • Growing creativity
  • Making gift items- can develop the habits of using own hands to make gifts instead of buying
  • Learning how to appreciate nature and beauty
  • Learning how to make a variety of different items
  • Learning how to focus, overcome challenges and perseverance

 

“Rescue tomorrow today”

 

 

Exciting Aprils Holidays day Camp

April 2018 Holidays Day camp

 

Period: – 4 days

Dates: 17th to 20th April 2018 

VenueParkland`s Sports Club- Ojijo Road Nairobi

Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Age group5 to 17 years- (different classes)

Camp Theme: Stand up and Stand out!!!!

 

Topics

Day one – A purpose driven life?

Day Two– Living Healthy—(Be physically fit and eat health)

 NB There will be a practical cooking lesson – making juice, a burger and baking a cake!!

Day Three– Called to impact- community service

 “This little light of mine, am going to let it shine”

The children will spend the day in a children`s home

Day Four– Being good stewards of our talents

 

Camp objective-

To learn how to be an all rounded person and the importance thereof helping one to stand up and stand out!!

 

Your investment per person 12,900/- (Covers: facilitation, training materials, meals, transport for the visit to the children`s home)

 

This camp is exciting, and mind blowing, you cannot allow your child to miss out—invest in your child today!!

 

Bookings are now open, please call 0729713775 or 0723948007 or 0715799153 or send an email to creativityservices.ccs@gmail.com