I can blow up a balloon book – confidence building activities for children

6 Activities you can engage a child with using my book “ I can, blow up a ballon” https://confidentqueen.wordpress.com/balloon-book/

1. Read the book to your child
Many studies have demonstrated that reading to children has many positive effects and is one of the most effective way of building the “language” neural connections in their growing brains. Check here benefits of reading to your child

Benefits of Reading to Children

2.Get your child to colour the pictures in the book- you can order this pack
Colouring pages are fun for children of all ages and are a great educational tool that helps children develop fine motor skills, creativity and colour recognition

3.Teach your child the words to the Confident Song
Singing encourages a child to express their emotions and sharpens their ability to communicate while exercising lip and tongue movement. But one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the ‘memory muscle’. Learning a piece of information attached to a tune embeds that information more rapidly in a child’s mind. The majority of children learn the alphabet not by simply saying the letters but singing them. As children get older the power of singing in their lives can still be extremely beneficial.
Check this article for more details http://www.theschoolrun.com/how-singing-can-support-children%E2%80%99s-learning

4.Have fun creating your own Confident dance with your child
The exercise of repetition and rehearsal when dancing improves mental dexterity. Learning body movement and gestures helps children absorb ideas better and
Check this article http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/blog/blog/march-2014/benefits-of-dance-for-young-children

5. Be creative and make your own Gift of Confidence Box
Arts and craft for kids boost creativity: Activities that allow children to think creatively will engage their imagination and help them to develop their own perspective. Working out how to make the Gift of Confidence Box will help your child to become more inventive and thoughtful, which will help them in all areas of their life and education.

6. Blowing up a balloon
As you read the story, you can also encourage your child to blow a balloon and enjoy the journey and experience as they too try to blow a balloon just like the boy Denzil in the story. It will also be an opportunity to teach the child about not giving up and always to keep trying till you succeed.



Angela Steele – A Mother and Grand Parent  “A great read for the younger ones. So uplifting. It made me smile.”

Sarah Webb – Mother  of two and Foster Carer

“We thought the book was really good. Joshua, who’s 6 really enjoyed it, I read it to him first and he’s also read it by himself too since. I think it’s a great story and really is beneficial for children who experience a lack of self esteem/confidence. I have also read it to my foster girl who’s a little old, however, is probably about the same age as Joshua with regards to learning and she thought it was really nice too!”

Jade Webster – Mother, Councilor, Community Activist

“I have just read your book, it’s wonderful.”

Helen Mckee – Mother, Child Minder

“ A great resources to keep the children I look after engaged”


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