This activity fosters a growth mindset by celebrating the process of trying new things, making mistakes and persevering with something we initially find tricky.
Research shows that children who are praised for qualities they can control like effort and giving things a go achieve better results than those who are praised for being ‘clever’ or getting something right.
On that note! We can foster a growth mindset by helping our tamariki see the value of making mistakes and persevering. E.g. We can change complaints of: ‘I can’t do it!’ to ‘I can’t do it yet.’ OR ‘This is too hard’ to ‘This is hard right now.’