My top tips for nurturing your child’s dreams are:
- Let them be bored!! It may sound a little weird but being bored or having downtime gives your child’s mind the space for ideas and creativity to flow.
- Let them be creative.
- Encourage them to explore their interests.
- Read, read, read.
Cockburn Libraries Junior Fiction and Non-fiction collections are sure to have a book about that topic that your child is passionate about.
The Astronaut’s Cat is a charming book that examines the dreams of an indoor cat, who’s indoors happens to be inside a space craft located on the moon.
This book is full of interesting scientific facts that are seamlessly woven into the narrative. The illustrations are wonderful. Beautiful cartoon like images are overlaid onto NASA images of the moon to evoke a whimsical mood that fits perfectly with the story of a whimsical cat.
I adore this book and I think that you will too.
Does your little one have issues with scary dreams? Then this is the book for you. Authored by a children’s psychologist, this story can empower children to take charge of bedtime.
Arlo has been having scary dreams. With the help of his Dad, he learns that he can become a “dream Director” and discovers how to switch his dreams from frightening to funny.
This is a very quaint book that can help children to understand what dreams are and can empower them to change their dreams.
As Rodney wanders along the forest floor, he meets a succession of tree dwelling animals that inspire some big dreams. Smell the sweetest air, taste the juiciest leaves, enjoy the amazing views.
But Rodney is just a little tortoise. He cannot possibly reach the treetops. Rodney changes his perspective and something amazing happens.
This is a lovely book, written and illustrated by Perth local, Kelly Canby. The illustrations are presented in a gorgeous collage style and the story itself is very sweet.
Positive affirmations to follow your dreams
Make a dream jar as a visual representation of those big ideas.
- A jar
- Tissue paper
- PVA glue
- Coloured paper
- An LED tealight or a glowstick
What to do:
- Cut the tissue paper into small squares and glue it onto the jar.
- Created a label using your coloured paper and add any other decorations that take your fancy (hearts, butterflies, glitter etc)
- Place the LED tealight or glowstick into the jar and enjoy your dream jar.