*This post was sponsored by Bessie, Queen of the Sky. All opinions are solely my own.*
Since I started blogging (almost) 2 years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to dream about a few things and blogging has allowed those dreams to come to fruition!
I want to the same for my girls. I want them to dream big, and know that with hard work, their dreams will come true.
Children are natural dreamers. How many times have you heard children say things like, “When I grow up, I want to be a dancer, doctor, farmer & veterinarian”
That’s because they see the world differently than we do. We often become jaded as adults due to experience. Sometimes our dreams are killed due to people or circumstances. How can we inspire our children to dream big???
Read to Them
Dreaming starts with a vision. In order to be a visionary, you have to think outside of the box. You can’t see the world the way everyone else sees it. Visionaries take what works for everyone else and flips the picture.
Reading can open your child up to another world by educating them and widening their vocabulary. If you can’t travel and expose your children to the world, bring the world to them through a book. That’s why I love Bessie, Queen of the Sky.
It is a fairy tale inspired by the story of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to hold a pilot’s liscense in the world. Bessie used her courage and determination to make her dreams come true.
Reading a book with a minority character is important for all kids, but especially for minority children because it can catapault their dreams into reality. Representation is so important!
Play with Them
Pull out the cars & the tea party set. Playing with your kids helps them to foster a healthy imagination. In the age where technology reigns, we often rely on technology to teach our kids and keep them entertained.
Playing with your kids helps them to foster a healthy imagination. In the age where technology reigns, we often rely on technology to teach our kids and keep them entertained.
In the warmer months, get outside! Engage in water play, kick a soccer ball or head to the park! We love spending time on the farm learning about where our food comes from.
Explore with Them
There’s nothing more exciting as a parent than seeing the lightbulb go off in your children’s head when they’ve discovered or learned something new. After you’ve read with them, take them to explore the sights and new things you’ve read about.
Visit a local musuem, zoo or aquarium.
How do you encourage your children to dream big??