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“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
― Walt Disney Company
Today’s class was about being creative. Every child is different. Every child has potential. Every child is unique. God has given each child special gifts and talents. We need to learn to be creative with these talents and gifts. Learn to explore. Learn to be dangerous. Learn to think out of the box. And not hold back on what we can do.
Our game was to build the longest line only with things found on the children’s bodies.. They can use anything they want as long as it is from the body and not outside materials. It is amazing to see how creative these kids were. Using things that I would not have thought of.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
We were privileged to be invited to teach a parenting workshop on “Raising Emotional Intelligent Children” at Eden Childcare Center Bukit Indah. Emotional Intelligence, which is a much neglected aspect of growing up is crucial for our children to learn because emotions affects how and what children learns.
“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions” – Pablo Picasso
The power of motivation lies not in the knowing. It lies in the feeling of what you know and letting that feeling move your knowing forward. No wonder, emotion is spelled E-Motion.
Today, our children learned more about identifying feelings. At the end, they made Masks of Emotions. Their own emoji, that will be used in the subsequent lessons.
“For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
The power of the heart – emotions. Our children were taught how to identify their own emotions and naming them. The goal of this is to teach them the beauty of emotions. Not to be afraid to have them. Not to be overcome by them. A man who understands all his emotions, is like a captain of a ship who knows how to use all his navigation tools to ride the rough emotional seas that lies ahead of him.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”
― Helen Keller
BDS Character Class on Kindness. Character Matters. Character is the foundation for future success.
Proverbs 11:17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
箴言 11:17 仁慈的人自己获益，残忍的人自己受害
Today character class was about teamwork. The students were shown a tray of 15 things. They were supposed to remember and list down all the objects. They first tried to list down by themselves, then in a group of 3 to 4, and finally as a whole class. From the results, the students were able to see that when they worked as a group, their accuracy were much more higher than when they worked alone.
The scripture shared from Mark 2:1-12 further demonstrated the benefits of teamwork, when a group of friends helped their paralytic friend to be cured even though it was challenging and difficult. Doing it alone would virtually be impossible.
“I Am Unique” character class uses the idea of snowflakes and teaching the children how unique they are as individuals