Here is another wonderful post from Jennie on children as superheroes!
Superheroes showed up at school today.
Captain America and Wonder Woman. And a Ninja. But the children told me a Ninja isn’t really a Superhero. Aren’t they smart!
Superheroes are far more than heroes with super powers. They give children an “I Can” attitude, a stronger sense of self. They make children feel good and see the good. After all, it’s goodness that we strive for, along with knowledge. John Phillips said it well in the 1700’s:
“Goodness without knowledge is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous, and both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.”
Superheroes give children and teachers an opportunity to impart goodness and knowledge, an “I can do it” attitude, and the will to keep trying. It’s the power of ‘yet’. Thank you, Superheroes!