In the last couple of weeks I have watched a few mainstream movies but none of them really impressed me. The cinematic beauty this Summer comes from independent low budgets films and in the kiddies’ space two in particular caught my imagination because they are sensationally written: Boyhood and Earth to Echo.
Kids-driven Sci-Fi Earth to Echo is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) meets The Blair Witch Project meets the Transformers.
Films can be great story starters to introduce kids to storytelling and the Summer can be a great time as children need to be entertained. Outdoor activities are essential but during the downtime and relaxation time, a combination of movies, games and books is brilliant to get them busy for a long time.
Check this art & craft idea created by blogger Kelly Ladd Sanchez who teamed up with Netflix to help mums engage their kids by keeping their creativity sharp with these colorful, easy-to-make story starters. Instructions are very simple to follow.
I want to start by addressing one of the biggest myths in modern society; the myth of talent and intelligence being a fixed trait we are born with and IQ being a valid measurement of intelligence.
Alfred Binet, the inventor of the IQ test, even said that the IQ test is only a measure of someones current status and it’s not an indication of their future potential. Future potential is an Unknown and most of the best achieving individuals in history and those alive today did not do very well on standardised tests. This is because the tests don’t measure the full scale of human intelligence or potential.