1. Education makes heroes
Confucius famously said “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” Hold on a sec – so world peace lies at the hands of our educated little ones?
Ok, that may be a bit of a stretch – but one thing’s for sure – our little heroes don’t have a hope of realizing their true super powers without at the very least, confidence in themselves. And education – in whatever form or field – really does breed confidence.
My Way home has many layers of education – all worked within the Kids Book Company’s premise of ‘educating on the sly’ – yeah, it’s educational and they don’t realize it. Hmm… future world peace starts with a copy of this book LOL.
2. A sense of adventure is a superhero staple
I’ve never heard of a superhero with Agoraphobia (though that may be an interesting story in itself). With confidence comes a sense of adventure. A self belief that opens possibilities to exploring the world around us.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Knowledge of the world – and the amazing things to be seen, explored, discovered within oneself through adventure begins when we’re young. It begins with nuggets of knowledge about places… The personalized story that is My Way Home invites each kid to experience a new country, a new place with confidence.
3. Conservation is a heroic cause
Ok, so Captain Planet may have been one of my favorite cartoons. It’s here I admit with some mild embarrassment that I can still remember the theme song…. Great message if somewhat grammatically spurious – “He’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero…! “
In order to care for something, first you need to know about it. Within My Way Home There’s the big animal conservation heroes – like the Giant Panda – but there’s also a ton of other creatures on the verge of extinction – all around the world. Like the Ohrid trout from Albania. Not exactly the sexiest thing to care about – but this living fossil in Europe’s oldest lake is just one of many creatures our kids, and grandkids could end up living in a world without.
Conservationists who create awareness, protect and preserve are heroes. My Way Home gives our kids a taste of knowledge about different species and their natural environments so we can bring up a generation of kids that care.
4. Learning languages makes a hero’s job easier
Nelson Mandela (another hero) said – “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from my travels around the world – it’s that **attempting** to speak the language of each place you visit gets you a long, long way, from a warm smile to the opening of many doors … and, you’d be surprised how much you can learn!
My Way Home introduces a small amount of language from each country your child visits on their personalized journey. I’m sure Superman would have spoken Icelandic if he’d needed to
5. Heroes have a sense of identity¬
Ok, so some superheroes struggle with duel identities – though, they all have a sense of who they truly are. Brenda Shoshanna said “Unless we base our sense of identity upon the truth of who we are, it is impossible to attain true happiness”
Our sense of identity comes from several places – as a kid, that’s who we are, how we’re loved and … where we are from! My Way Home is a story about your heroes’ identity. It’s about an adventure to your country, your town… your home. And all personalized – so it really is about them.