PARTIES CAN BE FILLED WITH GIGGLES, EXCITEMENT AND CREATE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES. ON THE OTHER HAND, PARTIES CAN BE FILLED WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED.
Children are like sponges as they observe, feel and often absorb all that is happening around them. Children learn via observation. They watch and feel our every movement, hear our words but learn far more than we choose to acknowledge by observing and feeling our actions. Through our every movement, we are our children’s life teacher. Through the planning, organisation and execution of a child’s party there are many movements and many potential teaching opportunities. It is worth asking ourselves, with each of our movements, actions and decisions: PARTIES REQUIRE DECISIONS. DECISIONS ARE MOVEMENTS. WHAT QUALITY TEACHINGS ARE WE OFFERING WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS? 1. What are we teaching? What are we endorsing? Are we saying ‘This is what I recommend for you to do as a child, teenager and/or adult’? Who do we invite? Who do we not invite and why? 2. 3. 4. 5. Do we have a cake? If yes, what sort and why? If not, why not? What games do we play and why? Do we buy a present? If not, what is the reason? If yes, what is the