“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.” —Albert Einstein

guide to creative visualisation in children

guide to creative visualisation in children

 Self-guided imagery, also known as creative visualisation, is the use of ones imagination to create mental pictures (or simply stories in a child...
nurturing creativity - an educator's perspective

nurturing creativity - an educator's perspective

'The term ‘21st century skills’ is used often in education, and refers to a range of competencies that today’s students need to develop, in order for them to contribute productively to the 21st century workplace. These ‘21st century skills’ include the ‘Four C’s’; Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration. Teachers and schools create opportunities for students to develop the ‘Four C’s’ in a range of ways.'

- Tracey Hand, co-founder Optimise Learning

dreams and dreaming - a Psychologists perspective

dreams and dreaming - a Psychologists perspective

'Research suggests that dreams are a way of processing threats.  So what if we actively engaged a conscious dream where we can see ourselves as safe and in control?  It it a little bit like experimenting with guided imagery, where we use our own symbols to evoke a sense of calm, or comfort or safety.'
- Michelle Hancock, Psychologist 
establish a bedtime routine

establish a bedtime routine

The importance of sleep cannot be overstated.  Quality sleep is as important to our health as proper nutrition and physical activity.

With this is mind, establishing a bedtime routine is critical. Predictable routines give children confidence and security in knowing what comes next at bedtime. It creates positive feelings around going to sleep, helps your child get to sleep quicker and experience better quality sleep.  

transform imagination into dreams

transform imagination into dreams

'As children thoroughly relax and the line between asleep and awake fades, their visualizations may gradually transform into dreams.'  Patti Teel
why my dream puff?

why my dream puff?

establishes a bedtime routine

introduces the concept of self guided 'happy imagery'

encourages a child's imagination

creates an association between the dream puff, imagination, relaxation and sleep 

sleep time stories

sleep time stories

when getting to sleep is a bit tricky, allow your wondrous imagination to create a sleep time story and i will help you dream it
turning dreams into reality

turning dreams into reality

i created Dream Puffs when i was 6 (i'm now 10) as a way to help me drift to sleep
i would imagine exciting adventures which i would share with my imaginary puff
these became my sleep time stories and i looked forward to bedtime and my amazing dreams every night