Another clue from our upcoming book. What's your favourite part of this fruit, the juice, the flesh or in its milk or cream form? One of our team member's son is crazy about drinking the coconut water straight out of the coconut.
Written by: Amanda Yates - Author
“Who are you dressed as Lucy?” Leo’s mum asked while sitting at the dinner table the night of World Book Day. Lucy and Leo’s family eat dinner together once a week. Tonight, both kids are dressed as a character from their favourite book, after having been in character parades at school.
“I am dressed as Georgie from The Dog Who Saved the World”, Lucy answered, “she is an eleven-year-old, who along with her dog, Mr Mash, save the world using virtual reality and 3D goggles”. Under Lucy’s arm is a soft toy Dachshund with a handmade collar that has his name written on it. On her forehead Lucy has thick black goggles which are her pretend 3D goggles. “And Leo, who are you dressed as?” Asks Lucy’s mum.
“Can’t you guess?” Leo asks. “I’m Alvin Ho. We’re similar but we’re not. He’s Asian like me, but he is scared of everything! I’m not like that, I’m brave”. Leo has on white shoes with jeans and a yellow jacket, with Alvin’s signature yellow bucket hat on his head. “Did either of you win the dress up competitions in your classes?” Lucy’s mum wants to know.
“No” they both answered passionately. “Winning was not the point of the day mum!” Lucy says. “Our school raised almost five hundred dollars today and we are going to use the money to buy books for kids that can’t afford them. Everyone deserves to have books to read, how else could they find characters that they want to be like”,
“I think Alvin is so funny, even though he is scared of everything” says Leo. “Sounds like you have all learnt a wonderful lesson and raised money for a good cause” Leo’s mum says.
World Book Day or International Book Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year. Depending on what country you are in it is celebrated differently. In Catalonia, in Spain, they give each other gifts of books and in the United Kingdom they raise money for charities. However, the thing that every country has in common is an opportunity to share a love of reading and the amazing characters that authors create by giving and raising money, just like the kid’s school has done.
How did you celebrate World Book Day? Comment below and don’t forget to share some pictures if you dressed up like Lucy and Leo did!
Ross Welford – The Dog Who Saved the World
Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham – Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions
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Our Friends are Having their Very Own Easter Egg Hunt. They’re all pitching in, to prepare for the activity. Let’s see how they do it, so that you know all the steps, and can have your own Easter Egg Hunt too!
The very first step for preparing for the Hunt, is to decorate the eggs. Pedro and Alice are making unique designs. Here’s how you can too! Use hard boiled chicken eggs, with the shell on. You can use as many as you like, but try to make sure there is enough for a few per person. You can use markers to draw your own design on the shell. Or, you can make the eggs sparkly, by dipping them in glue, and then dipping them in glitter.
Step two is to find containers, for everyone to use for the eggs they find. Look around for old and used containers, boxes or baskets, that can fit eggs inside, and will be easy to carry. You can also add decorations to the outside, to make them festive.
The third step is to hide the eggs! Remember to keep track of how many eggs you hide, so that you will know when they have all been collected. Try to look for places where the eggs are well hidden, and make sure you keep them in a safe area.
Now it’s time to start the hunt! Everyone is ready at the starting line, with their baskets. On your marks, get set, go!
Once all the eggs have been collected and the Hunt is over, it’s time to count your eggs.
The very last step, is to award the grand prize to the winner. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you have fun doing your very own Easter Egg Hunts. We wish you a happy Easter from Everyone at Here’s How You Can Too!
Written by Leanna Mills - Blog Contributor
I have a disability called Parkinson’s disease and primary dystonia. When I was very young, I was told by the doctor that I shouldn’t be here.
I receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) via a rechargeable battery inside me that keeps me alive. I use a wheelchair to move around but often still need help. I communicate by body language and by slowly typing on my iPad. Here’s a picture of me below.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to sit around doing nothing. I am going to conquer my disability and live the best life I can by taking on and completing studies, including my High School Certificate (HSC) and a course in Information Technology at TAFE, as well as constantly learning and participating in new things.
Similar to the examples in the Here’s How You Can Too! Kid Entrepreneur and DIY Handykid books, I have set up an office in my bedroom with a big printer that I use to print newsletters. In addition, I also provide a service to fix technology goods, these include computers, phones, iPads and iPods. I reset and troubleshoot these items for a small fee. I post items for sale as well as advertise my technology repair service on Facebook and other sites/apps.
I would encourage all children including those with disabilities and special needs that they can be handy and/or run their own small business to provide some income and purpose. I believe it is important to let go and enjoy life, remembering you can do whatever you want to do if you set your mind to it. Being at home can be boring but there are lots of things you can still achieve. Don’t let your disability control your mind and allow your inner peace to help guide you through those bad days. Getting out with my family and friends and creating a positive environment allows me to have great days.
AFTERWORD – How I came to meet Leanna
Written by Daniel Seow – Founder
I was privileged to first meet Leanna after she applied for a job which I was advertising for. We met at a hospital in Sydney where she just had one of the many procedures in her life. Her mother told me she said these ones were more painful than either of the two brain surgeries she has undergone previously.
While she unfortunately did not suit the same city location requirement of the job, I was so impressed by her drive and positive attitude. I had to find a way to get her involved but in a way which could be done 100% remotely. This led to us discussing whether she would become a remunerated Blog Contributor for Here’s How You Can Too! (Hhyct)
At Hhyct, our culture is to be inclusive and socially minded. Our most recent book DIY Handykid introduced a new character, Pedro, who uses a wheelchair, while our upcoming book will introduce another new character, Suzie, who has a form of mental disability. Leanna reaching out to us really resonated with what Hhyct represents and we’re so proud that she accepted the offer to join the team as a Blog Contributor and Brand Ambassador, especially for those kids who love Pedro and Suzie.
Clue from our upcoming book. Not only are these utensils used for eating in many parts of Asia but also for cooking, as well as preparing and serving food.
Reply with a pic of yourself using a pair of these.
Another clue from our upcoming how to book for kids. What yummy things do you create with this kitchen appliance?
One great idea is to make your own special ice cream flavours by blending plain vanilla ice cream with different nuts and/or fruits and then refreezing it.
What's your favourite flavour would you like us to try making?
Written by Phuong Nguyen - Blog Contributor
We celebrated the month of March with a few important events to us. Two of which are particularly close to our hearts - International Women’s Day and Harmony Day.
The Here’s How You Can Too! children represent different cultures across 6 continents - Mei, Leo, Asmita are all from different Asian background; Kemba comes from Africa; Lucy has a mixed European heritage and Pedro can trace his roots back to South America. Harmony Day falls on 21st March in Australia and is all about celebrating cultural diversity and sharing experiences so we can live together peacefully. Schools, community groups and organisations across Australia host Harmony Day events, such as Taste of Harmony, with samples of food from different cultures.
International Women’s Day celebrates the wonderful achievements of women across all areas of work and life. It helps to raise awareness of gender balance and equality. Here at Here’s How You Can Too! we are proud to have 4 out of 6 members who are female including Elayna – our Educator, Iliana – our Graphic Designer, Sarah – our Animator and Amanda – our Author. They are talented, creative and passionate women who are positive role models for our young girls and women readers out there.
We would love to know what you or your community does to celebrate women and cultural diversity, so feel free to drop us a comment below.
For more information on the above events, visit:
Another clue from our upcoming book.
Do you like yours white, wholemeal, multigrain, rye, sourdough, gluten free or another type?
One of our team member loves multigrain, having seeds pop between his teeth along with the soft and fluffy white bread.
We are seeking a marketer to assist with both our paid and free marketing campaigns. This includes pay per click/impression on Amazon, Google and social media sites. We seek a marketer who can recommendation and provide reason to use different online channels.
This person may be in the process of completing relevant studies and/or has a natural marketing and brand development flair, as well as solid commercial acumen.
We believe this could be a great opportunity for the successful individual to find flexible and part-time work while building up relevant experience for their resume. They would ride on the investment of the brand with the support of a small team environment with both business and creative backgrounds. We are wholeheartedly friendly, enthusiastic and love collaborating. We hope this is you and you would be keen to join the Here's How You Can Too! team.
If you are interested please email us at email@example.com. For more details, visit our team and opportunities pages.
What theme of how to book for kids could we be writing which includes this item?
How do you like to like to eat avocados? It would be great to hear your interesting recipes. Please comment in the section below.
One of our team members likes to eat avacado mashed up with condensed milk as a dessert or snack.
Written by Daniel Seow - Founder and Author
As the first anniversary of the release of our first book approaches, I reflect on the past year and the success we have had. In one year, we have:
1. Sold more books than our very modest expectations, including in four continents;
2. Released a second book, doubling what we dared to hope we could achieve in our first year;
3. Have grown to a group of six passionate team members who are working on numerous new books and products for you;
4. Tackled two, soon to be three, different themes and we have grown the original cast of characters with even greater diversity and inclusion;
5. Laid the foundation of what we hope will become the go to "How To" brand for parents to share with their kids.
Many of you may not know the story behind how this all started, the story is a simple one. One August day in 2017, my son Paddington, was born and in his arrival lay the inspiration for the whole project. As a father I am keen to inspire and teach my son about practical life skills early in life, so I searched for books in preparation that I could share with him.
What I discovered was there were hardly any books which I believed fit this profile and those that I did find were one-off books. I was looking for a series that I could consistently go to for different skills and themes. One librarian I asked said she had not come across many books that I was describing and those were generally targeted at an older audience, for high-schoolers.
"You may have to write it yourself" she said.
We started with the Kid Entrepreneur Picture Book. Why, you ask? It was the book I wanted to write for my son as my career has been in both traditional and socially-minded businesses.
I would be proud if he would one day become as passionate as me about social entrepreneurship but I will be happy if he chooses any of the themes we cover in our books and finds his own passion in it.
Have you enjoyed our books and digital content? Would you like to join our team? Or what practical life skill would you like us to cover in the future?
I would love to read your thoughts, please comment below.
Thank you so much for your support.
We are so privileged to have assembled this amazing group of young people to create wonderful content for parents and their kids all over the world. We look forward to being able to share part of your lives even if only a very small part as we create a destination for how to children's books and digital content.
As we approach the 1st year launch anniversary of our best selling original book, on 23rd of April, we will be providing you, our followers and readers, with extra regular content through our blogs page.
Previously we have used this section exclusively as a 'News' page providing updates about everything Here's How You Can Too! and Inspire Generations but we will be expanding it to included short stories, character stories, themed tips and activities based on our books (Kid Entrepreneur and DIY Handykid), interviews, background information about the team and so much more.
You will see a variety of blog contributors from our team members, close supporters and fans, as well as special guests. You will see their names and connection to us. We hope you enjoy it as we also work hard, in parallel, to create the next Here's How You Can Too! books and upcoming new products for you.
Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to interacting with you through our blogs. If you would like to be a regular or one-off blog contributor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our deepest appreciation,
Daniel and the rest of Here's How You Can Too! team.
We are seeking an online/internet specialist to assist with improving our SEO results, Amazon keyword results, improving click through rates to our online store and upgrading our websites.
This person may be in the process of completing relevant studies and/or has may be self-taught and has operated their own website.
We believe this could be a great opportunity for the successful individual to find flexible project work and build up their resume. They would ride on the investment of the brand with the support of a small team environment to bounce ideas. We are wholeheartedly friendly, enthusiastic and love collaborating. We hope this is you and you would be keen to join the Here's How You Can Too! team.
If you are interested please email us at email@example.com.
We are seeking either an aspiring or budding kids book author to lead one of our projects, a short stories series. We are looking for someone passionate about inspiring kids to develop practical life skills and can put themselves in the shoes of kids. The successful candidate will become lead author of this series with responsibilities to co-ideate, independently draft and co-edit a number of potential short stories.
Candidates should have examples of either published or unpublished work in any genre or format.
We believe this could be a great stepping stone for the successful individual. They would ride on the investment of an up and coming kids brand to continue to build experience and profile with the support of a small team environment. We are wholeheartedly friendly, enthusiastic and love collaborating. We hope this is you and you would be keen to join the Here's How You Can Too! team.
If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This has been an absolutely wonderful journey for the Here's How You Can Too! team. This collage is dedicate to them. Thank you so much for sharing in the vision.
We plan to launch a new digital product in the coming months based on our books. We think you and your kids will love having this unique resource available. It will continue our journey on becoming the go to "how to" brand for kids. Keep following us and we will continue update you on this exciting news. Would love to hear your guesses and ideas.
We would like to wish our multicultural Australian readers and followers a Happy Australia Day!!! We wish for recognition, respect and celebration of all Australians including Our First People.
We are proud to announce the first charity we will be supporting as a social enterprise, The Smith Family. We share the common philosophy that investing in children's education is an effective and sustainable long term solution to positively contribute to many social issue. It provides kids and their families with a variety of programs that assist in both academic subjects, as well as life skills to fix root causes.
Inspire Generations' belief is that if it can inspire one generation, they will go on to inspire another. IG will donate at least 10% of its profits, as well as content materials to education orientated charities, NGOs, bursaries and scholarships.
Thank you so much for sharing with us. Please keep sending your work in to us at email@example.com or share with us on any of our socials including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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