Growing up, our children will inevitably encounter ups and downs.
Surely you have thought about this:
How will they learn to solve their problems?
What can we do to prepare them to be independent thinkers?
How do we equip them with the right mindset and values?
Mostly importantly, where do we begin?
Here’s what we think.
We believe it has got everything to do with one idea: PLAY.
Like adults, every child is receptive to different ways of learning. Whether they know it or not, ALL children are naturally eager to learn, and play is one of their main ways of doing so.
Play is an essential part of early learning.
It is the lifeblood of the learning process where children will develop the cognitive, socio-emotional and problem solving skills they will need to take them into a successful adulthood.
Children will learn, grow and develop through play — and in this, we too have a part to play.
To help bring out the best of themselves.
To encourage them to express their creativity.
To create opportunities to engage their imagination.
To help them foster essential intellectual abilities.
This is the idea of open-ended play.
It promotes out of the box thinking and opens up new perspectives.
It provides our children with opportunities to explore, observe, experiment and solve problems.
That is the foundation that Himiku™ builds on.
Beyond that, we also aim to also provide a fun challenge that builds character.
Stacking one rock on another is easy.
What about stacking 10? Or 20?
How tall can they get? How many ways can it be done?
That will all depend on their focus, patience & perseverance.
Isn’t this how things are in life?
Encountering difficult situations is inevitable.
With that comes failures, too.
But failure is not the opposite of success.
Failure is a part of success.
The key is to not give up, and our children NEED to know that.
They need to know that falling down is not the end.
They need to get up and keep going.
And they need to know how.