We have our theme song - RIO RULES THE WORLD. Cereal from Valhalla. A story from our latest RIOite. A paragraph poem sort of thing. Reviews for books that never existed. AND lots and lots of pictures. Check it out.
Tony Carter joined us at RIO yesterday to teach us about Character Development through a character support group. The kids had fun making characters with some serious problems from not liking being touched, short term memory loss, running away from home with a pet pig, being trapped either in the belly of a squid or under a rock deep underwater, and being an everything eating dragon, among others. We then devised ways of helping each other using our characters. The kids loved the play acting and learned some important ways of character exploration without even knowing they were learning, which really is the best kind of education - education through play. Thanks again Dare Devil, we had fun!
This Monday Tony will be teaching character development to our RIO club, Spec Fic style. He's a great guy and everyone is going to have loads of fun. He may even show up as his alter ego, Dare Devil. I can't wait!
Working with kids is the best thing in the world. I get to play. Play with my words. Play with my imagination. Play, have fun, experiment, and not worry about failure. Because kids aren't judgemental the way adults are. They know all about learning, failing, trying. They are willing to go places, to try to shock, to look at things upside-down just for fun. That's why running RIO is the best thing in the world.
I had so much fun at the Bridgeland community day hanging out with the kids, making ads, watching a magic show, and seeing the dancing. I even ate cake! Thanks Bridgeland for inviting us to join your party. Check out the cool ads by going to the June E-Zine.
On time and highly entertaining, RIO's June E-Zine is ready for you to read. But that's not all. RIO will be at the Bridgeland Family Fun day on June 2nd to film some commercials and help kids make some new products. All this will be uploaded to the June E-Zine (hopefully) by the third. So don't just read this E-Zine once - come back and view it again!
Kim Firmston is the director (read slave) of RIO and the only adult in the group. To see her troubled mind, visit her website http://www.kimfirmston.com/