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GoldieBlox Empowers Girls Through Play
My first job out of college was writing computer based training programs. This wasn't an easy job and in fact, I failed miserably at it. However what I did discover is that I was pretty good at writing. All of the groups came to me to rewrite their text to make it sound better for the students who would be taking the training programs. I was at this job for over a year before I left to take a position with a lot more writing and something perfect fit to my skillset.
I have shared this story with my kids because I want them to understand that failure is a part of life. It is what you do after you fail, that really determines who you are as a person. We teach our children that it is ok to fail. That failure means learning and that you also learn a lot about yourself when you fail. Failure is not an easy thing. Failure also provides teaching opportunity and an amazing way to learn how to do things even better the next time around.
We were thrilled to try out GoldieBlox and in fact my girls have played with the toys every single day since they arrived.
GoldieBlox is a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Construction toys help kids develop spatial skills and get them interested in math and science. For decades its been a boy’s club…until now. GoldieBlox is an interactive books + construction toys starring Goldie, a kid inventor who solves problems by building simple machines.
GoldieBlox is a series of interactive books + construction toys starring Goldie, a curious girl with a love of engineering. Goldie’s stories encourage girls to build, developing the spatial skills that are fundamental to engineering. As she goes on adventures with her friends, she comes across problems that she solves by building simple machines. While the story unfolds, girls get to build what Goldie builds.
GoldieBlox will nurture a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous and tech-savvy, giving them a real opportunity to contribute to the progress made by engineers in our society.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS GOLDIEBLOX
Did you know that the effectiveness of GoldieBlox isn’t based on assumption? They spent a year researching gender differences, talking with Harvard neuroscientists, and observing children’s play patterns. GoldieBlox stories leverage girls’ advanced verbal skills to help develop and build self-confidence in their spatial skills.
WATCH THE GOLDIEBLOX VIDEO
This empowering GoldieBlox video encourages, “teach her to fail to help her succeed” which is a wonderful message that every girl needs to hear!
A story about a time you failed and how you bounced back. Also discuss how you talk about failure in a positive way with your daughter.
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