You may ask how do superheroes start out in the world? Well, much like Kidsfirst Lady May kindy kid Prithekam - who has got his inspirational superhero work down pat!
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Prithekam can regularly be seen dressed up in his favourite Superman suit from the costume box, or playing an imaginative hero game.
He has all the qualities of a superhero too, with his can-do attitude, determination and willingness to solve problems. And he takes his superhero work VERY seriously - between saving the kindergarten and the world, he is often on hand to support others to do the right thing or encourage them to be creative, expressive and imaginative.
“When he grows up he definitely wants to be a superhero," explains Prithekam’s mum.
But one day the Superman costume was nowhere to be found! What good is hero work without the heroic suit to match, Prithekam wondered…
So teacher Stephanie asked him, “If you could be your very own superhero, what would your costume be and how could you make it?”
Prithekam thought about this for a while, then inspiration struck and he started to gather up what he needed. First, he designed on paper the look for the front and then asked teacher Stephanie if there was any fabric for the back. Prithekam’s eyes lit up when they hunted and found several pieces of red material – perfect! Then with the handy glue gun he assembled it all.
Over the next few days Prithekam could be seen proudly wearing his very own costume, once again inspired to save the day. Admirably he would calmly repair and refine the costume if it tore or came apart from all his superhero work.
Prithekam you are Kidsfirst Lady May’s very own inspirational superhero!
What a lot of wonderful learning happening here for Prithekam - solving problems, being creative and communicating ideas about 'what a superhero is' and 'what a superhero does.'
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