Books to Inspire: What Do You Do With An Idea?
This children’s picture book explores ideas and what can happen when you nurture them and don’t give up on them. The illustrations show the character’s idea as a golden egg with legs and a crown who takes on a life of its own. As the character’s confidence grows, so too does their idea. The book poses important questions to be explored with your class. What do you do with an idea? Do you walk away from it? Does it follow you and grow bigger and bigger? Do you worry what others would think. Do you share it with others? Has anyone ever told you an idea was no good?
When given space to grow, ideas can be magical, colourful and one day change the world. Check out the other Educator posts on our edu HUB to see the fascinating ideas from our real life student innovators. Educators can help students believe in their ideas and see them come to life. Makedo is used in many classrooms around the world, to support students in developing confidence, patience, dedication and seeing things differently - from ‘the mind’s eye’ to ‘I made it’! (see our edu guide).
We would love to hear about your experiences with using books to inspire ideas and the design process in the classroom.
Cover Image from 'What Do You Do With An Idea?, by Kobi Yamada © 2018 Compendium Inc.; reproduced courtesy of Compendium Inc.