Smile and other ways to change the world. Great ideas for kids – Action 3
Posted by: Sue Atkins
This week I’m reading a brill book called Teach Your Granny To Text and Other Ways to Change the World by Nick Stanhope and Tanis Taylor which is great fun and a super way to build confidence, self esteem and self belief in your kids by helping them to take some small actions that over time will change the world !
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 the 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 third idea is to make someone SMILE !
Fact: It takes half as many muscles to smile as to frown !
Smiling is easy, it’s fun and it breaks down barriers between people – I was known as “The Smiler” at school so why not just be confident and open hearted and just smile at someone for no apparent reason – it will make their day.
Apparently we see 300 people every day – sooooo if one million kids smile at 300 people each, every person in Britain will get smiled at. Five times ! How cool is that ?