Here’s a tip on how to juxtapose celebration for your little ones with some life-learning lessons. It’s time to re-open those old, stacked comic series and lend an idea or two for the birthday bash of your rock stars and princesses.
As a kid, we all loved those fancy, themed parties, and when we got to go dressed as our favourite superhero (or heroine) and the fun and frolic of a birthday party reached another level. However, by saying superhero themed celebration, we don’t imply just a flamboyant costume, make-do weapon and some imaginary powers. But real power! Superheroes and their antics can impart much more than fun-filled stories to children, rather tales of courage, benevolence, friendship and more. And what can be a more opportune moment to bestow some life-learning lessons than a cool Birthday party?
Let the young artists and thinkers get all creative and artsy with their costumes, super-powers, and even their uber cool transports. (Attach a cardboard wing to the cycle for Batmobile effects). Social get-together is the perfect opportunity to inculcate a sense of unity and togetherness. Instead of buying your kid an expensive superhero outfit, get them to design their own garb. Old tees could come to rescue as the young Picasso and Channel get set for painting, sticking, designing and more.
Pearls of wisdom
Superhero themed parties involve role-playing, storytelling and a learning experience. According to researchers, superhero themes appeal kids due to the power play involved with it, a child can assume roles and responsibilities otherwise they are afraid of. In addition, these themes are frequently played out in groups, which in turn can teach the fresh minds values of teamwork, sharing, cooperation and mutual understanding.
It’s expected that there will be adult supervision while conducting games and themed activities. This provides the adults an insight into the world of kids, the way they think, behave and cope with situations. Such opportunities help children to discover their personality, meaning of friendship and deal with situations like bullying, which is common during junior school.
Bridge the gap
For adults, such birthday parties could mean a respite from everyday work and a chance to meet like-minded people and unwind over food and drinks. Superhero themed parties have the potential of becoming more engaging for the parents as well by involving them in some activity or other or in play. Imagine how cool will it be to walk in as Superman’s father or an ally of Wonder Woman. The idea is to let adults have their own time-off while being a part of their kid’s interests.
Interactive games, working in pairs with your kids and some blissful moments of pure, unadulterated fun can serve to strengthen relationships between parents and children. Show up in matching attires or simply serve as Robin to your little Batman (and woman). In this way, you not only create memorable moments for your children but also get to know them better, their likes and dislikes, vulnerabilities, strength and unique skills and talents. Indulge in these super crazy moments to teach your child that with great power comes great responsibilities.