Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Teaching Our Children About Real Heroes

I want to start by saying that I love Disney and it's Princesses. We had Disneyland passes last year and Genny picked a different Princess dress to wear each time we went. We have the movies, we have the books. We pretend we're the Princesses, and we have the toys. With that disclaimer, I want to explain what I did in my kids' rooms.

I recently started following Nuria Perez on Instagram, then found her blog. She blogs about adventures that she and her two daughters have together. A recent blog was on real live women heroes and why you should teach your daughter(s) about real live heroes in addition to learning about Disney Princesses. I loved her wall of female heroes she created for her daughters, and have been wanting to do something similar. Now that we've settled into our new house, I decided it was time. Then I thought, what about Glenn? Well, as it turns out, it's just as easy to find real male heroes as it was to copy the female heroes from the blog.

So behold! Our heroes that we will talk about and learn about. I didn't have six 8X10 frames to use for the project, but some sticky tack and page protectors worked out just fine.

Genny wanted to pose with her pictures, can you tell she's the shy one? ;) From left to right: Malala Yousafzai, Rachel Carson, and Jane Goodall.

I decided that since Glenn was still only three years old, I wanted his heroes to be out of reach. So they are above his dresser. From left to right: Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and The Wright Brothers.

Who would you pick to be on your child's hero wall?