Teach Your Granny to Text – and other great ideas for kids – Action 1

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Well as a former Deputy Head who loves empowering kids with self esteem, self confidence and a belief in themselves I thought I run a series of blogs just for them !

So check in for the next few days to print off some fun ideas to get your kids changing the world, making a difference and doing extraordinary things 🙂

My idea is to empower your kids to change the world, to believe in their dreams and to tap into their enormous talents and curiousity.

The ideas are based on a brilliant book by Tanis Taylor and Nick Stanhope called “Teach Your Granny To Text and other ways to change the world” available here.

We do small things every day – like taking a shower, eating our chicken nuggets and throwing our rubbish in the bin.

But over a lifetime these small actions add up.

Over a lifetime you will have spent over 6,000 hours in the shower, eaten 1,201 chickens ( or veggie burgers) and thrown vast amounts of packaging, paper and wrappers in the bin.

It’s fun to point out to kids that their daily actions and choices influence the world and what they do has a HUGE impact, over time, on the world.

So just like when I coach parents – small actions x lots of people = BIG CHANGE !

The first idea is to teach your Granny to text.

My kids taught their Grandma to text and now she’s even got her own iPad and she’s 78 ! Yes she may type a V when she means a U but we kind of love the quirky Roman writing and are very proud of her !

So just go on – get stuck in and change someone’s life by teaching them what you know – maybe you could teach your Mum to order your family grocies online, or teach your Dad about how to use Facebook or Twitter or teach YOUR Grandma to text !

You can change the world – one person at a time – so what’s stopping you ?

Drop me an email to let me know what happens at [email protected] or post up hear as I’d LOVE to hear from you 🙂



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