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Determination

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
--Thomas Alva Edison (over 1000 patents!)

Everyone's born with a certain amount of natural determination, or how else would we stick with it to learn to walk and talk and begin to make our way in the world? Young children are naturally happy to take on these challenges and keep at it until they achieve the goal. Play activities preserve this love of figuring out a difficult task with real goals that are meaningful and interesting to children. Later on, they'll be able to generalize and transfer their skills in trying again and exploring new options to the problems in their school and work life.

Top five FUN ways to learn Determination
Light Switches
Walk on Curb
Fix a flashlight
Jump rope
Playing Catch

Suggested books about Determination.
(Please click the picture for more info or to purchase.)

Help children develop resiliance with the Bounce Back game.

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