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AWESOME ACTIVITIES (Part A & Part B)
Part A and Part B bring 174 days of activities to encourage creativity and provide a spark of imagination for enhanced learning. We have something for everyone for every day of the year!
The selection of each activity is your choice – they may be done in any order, and you may choose not to do some of them.Some of the activities you may have seen before to test your memory from the last time you saw them – and others may be brand new to your brain.
We believe that having fun is fundamental to each and every activity.
CREATIVE CHALLENGES (100 ACTIVITIES)
CREATIVE CHALLENGES provide opportunities to discover new perspectives, generate new interests, and pursue new choices.
CREATIVE CHALLENGES encourage learning where everyone is involved In much more than reading, listening, remembering, transcribing and sitting still.
CREATIVE CHALLENGES allows everyone to revisit and revise known skills, develop a further appreciation of language, broader mathematical competencies, and explore a wide range of problem-solving methods and skills.
GAMES FOR ALL (74 Pages)
There are so many reasons why we should play games, and so many benefits to be gained from doing so.
The games mentioned in this collection are just a few to help you and your friends – whatever their ages – on the way to fitness, happiness and general well- being.
Many games encourage participants to ‘have a go’, to learn from any mistakes made, to find new friends, to discover new interests and skills, to increase their self-esteem and to be proud of accomplishments.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS (115 Pages)
Many people use games as an introduction or a closing to their activities. However, its a good idea to add them throughout your day, between or as a part of a larger event.
Games are a great way to break up the monotony of a long day’s learning, or a hard day’s work. They are also a great way to keep small children busy, and big children happy.
Games are actually tools that skilled facilitators have at their fingertips in a time of need.
IN, OUT & ROUND ABOUT (94 Pages)
IN, OUT AND AROUND ABOUT provides opportunities to examine preferences, values and beliefs – and to express feelings openly and honestly.
The gently-graded activities encourage individuals to become more aware of themselves – their hopes and fears, their strengths and weaknesses, there likes and dislikes – while learning to respect and appreciate the feelings of others.
SMART STUFF (77 Pages)
IN09 SMART STUFF
Learning can happen anywhere, at any time, and should be fun, but certainly not frivolous. We all have the responsibility to give our children the time, space and freedom to choose what they want to explore, and to learn from their mistakes.
For many generations learners, parents, teachers, home educators and education administrators have assumed that we all learn only when we are quiet and serious. When was it that the delivery of learning in our classrooms strayed from fun to dull, from play to work, and from active to quiet?
THE QUESTION COLLECTION (84 Pages)
IN10 THE QUESTION COLLECTION
‘Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind.’ – Albert Einstein
‘A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.’ – Albert Einstein
‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein
Keys to learning:
1. Start where you are, not where you think you’re supposed to be. 2. Ask as many questions as you need.
3. Go at your own pace.
4. Don’t compare yourself to others.
5. You can learn something new.
SHORT THOUGHTS (87 Pages)
It is almost universally agreed that every person on Earth has a unique brain, that the brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and that the discoveries of neuroscientists seem to be almost never-ending.
We are constantly testing the brain’s limits, functions and abilities : from the streams of consciousness, to what occurs during sleep, and what results from trauma and stress. As our knowledge expands and further adds to neuroscience research, further applications continue to evolve.
The thought-provoking activities in EVERYDAY EXPLORATIONS are guaranteed to excite your brain.
You may have come across some of these activities previously – but that was at another time. You are sure to be more experienced the second or third time around – and your responses will probable be a little bit different.
1. Looking For An Answer…
There are 2.5 billion people around the world who do not have access to basic sanitation. 1.1 billion are without clean water.
- How would you address this situation?
- Is your proposed solution sustainable?