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Empowering Young Girls ūüĎß

Over here at the Ellie Sparkles HQ, we‚Äôve¬†been talking all about empowering girls,¬†and that¬†gets a huge¬†‚Äėthumbs up‚Äô¬†from the Sparkles team!¬†¬†¬†

Ellie loves to encourage her Sparkle Squad girls to dream big and reach for the stars… and that includes working towards the careers and futures they desire and deserve. The Squad may be young and just starting out, but now is a great time to help them believe that the sky really is the limit! 

We’ve come up with a few tips and ideas that will help encourage and empower the Sparkle girls, paving the way for great futures!   

  • Encourage curiosity!¬†Teach them to explore the world around them through play; role-play¬†in particular has¬†huge benefits for their development.¬†Acting out¬†real-life¬†scenarios¬†allows kids to experiment and investigate.¬†Their imaginations¬†will¬†be¬†engaged¬†and¬†they‚Äôll start¬†to¬†form opinions and¬†develop¬†likes and dislikes‚Ķ¬†all fantastic¬†preparation for later life!¬†
  • Questions!¬†Try to be patient if¬†the kids¬†are bombarding you with questions; it shows that¬†they¬†want to¬†‚Äėexplore‚Äô¬†and learn¬†about the world around them.¬†We know life can be hectic, but answer their questions¬†whenever you can, and have fun discussions.¬†Don‚Äôt worry¬†if some topics are tricky‚Ķ use it as a great opportunity to look things up together!¬†
  • You can do it!¬†It‚Äôs a good idea to talk to your¬†Sparkle Squad girls¬†as they grow¬†up,¬†giving them the confidence¬†and belief¬†that they can¬†become¬†anything they want. Whether that‚Äôs¬†climbing¬†to the top of the corporate ladder, or¬†becoming¬†a budding musician, a scientist,¬†sports person, actress, mechanic, fashion designer¬†or engineer¬†‚Ästlet them know that any career they want to strive¬†for,¬†is just fine.¬†The most important thing is that they live their dreams, reach for the top and believe they can do it!¬†
  • New experiences!¬†Introduce¬†the Sparkle Squad to as many new¬†experiences¬†as possible, so they can¬†learn real life lessons along the way.¬† Take them to museums,¬†concerts,¬†the theatre,¬†on¬†fun nature¬†walks, and¬†discover¬†different parts of the country (and, if possible,¬†the world!) together.¬†¬†And chat about all of it!¬†¬†All these things will open their eyes to the world and its opportunities, and sow seeds for their future¬†lives.¬†Ellie Sparkles can also help, with¬†her¬†episodes on¬†a whole range of topics, such as music, sport, science, gaming¬†and the environment.¬†Watch these¬†together¬†when you can¬†and¬†chat about¬†them, or even better have a go at¬†the activities afterwards!¬† ¬†
  • Be¬†themselves! And¬†most importantly, in true¬†International Day of the Girl¬†spirit, simply encourage the Sparkle Squad girls to be themselves‚Ķ and to¬†give a big ‚Äėthumbs down‚Äô to gender stereotyping!¬†¬†

One last thing .… why not take a look at Ellie Sparkles collection! These make great presents for the Sparkle Squad, and will also remind them to dream big and reach for the things that make them happy!  

Well that’s it for now Sparkle Squad moms and dads! We hope some of these tips will be useful. But just remember, you’ve got this! And your kids are sure to grow up to be superstars, whatever path they decide to follow! 

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  • Posted by Wendy pomarico on

    My just turned 5 year old son has been watching ellie sparkles since he just turned 4 and loves her,jimmy and the coach. Kèep up the good work cute lil videos and they arent inapprperiate or under rated. Its good for boys too

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