Two years in the past, throughout a household journey, my then-8-year-old niece, Shireen, got here throughout the deck of Holstee Reflection Playing cards I had full of me. She began studying a few of the questions for relations to reply: “What message would you placed on a billboard for hundreds of individuals to see each day?” then “What in your life are you most enthusiastic about proper now?”
Shireen was instantly captivated by the solutions — concepts and tales from individuals near her that she had by no means heard earlier than — and she or he loved sharing her personal as properly. For the remainder of the journey — within the automobile, in between meals, even throughout meals — she’d pull a card from the deck, learn a immediate, and interact whoever was close to.
A photograph of Shireen throughout that household retreat!
I gave Shireen’s mom (my sister) an additional deck of Reflection Playing cards to take residence together with her. The playing cards turned Shireen’s favourite exercise to do together with her fellow fourth graders! However a while later, on a FaceTime name, she instructed me, “I take advantage of these with my pals, however a few of the questions simply don’t work for us! Like ‘What would I inform myself 10 years in the past?’ I wasn’t even alive then!”
Honest sufficient :-), we hadn’t designed the playing cards with the expectation that youngsters beneath age 10 could be utilizing them.
Months after the journey, Shireen hadn’t forgotten about the issue she’d discovered with the playing cards, and now pressed Dave and me: “When are you going to make Reflection Playing cards for us children?!”
She was not alone in her request. By this level, we had heard from a lot of you within the Holstee neighborhood asking for extra instruments for youthful minds. It hadn’t been on our roadmap, however then once more a few of our favourite Holstee tasks have come from following sudden paths.
With Shireens encouragement, we determined to embrace this one.
We started by asking each child we knew about the very best inquiries to ask different children. We additionally requested their dad and mom, aunts, uncles, grandparents, lecturers, and older siblings…till we had a mega-list of enjoyable and fascinating kid-oriented questions.
To make sure that each query spoke the language of at present’s children, we sought out leaders within the mindful-parenting motion: Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing.co. With their steerage, we narrowed down the record of questions and tweaked the language till each was pitch-perfect for younger and curious minds.
Hannah and Kelty of Upbringing.co.
Now, a year-and-a-half later, we’re proud to current probably the most enjoyable product we’ve ever made: Holstee Reflection Playing cards for Children, made particularly for Shireen 🙂 — and everybody else age 6 and up!
Wanting ahead to listening to the tales these decks spark with the younger and curious minds in your life!
P.S. For many who have been following Holstee for the reason that early days, Shireen might look acquainted! As a one 12 months previous, Shireen was one among Holstee first fashions showcasing our Holstee Bib. It is unbelievable to suppose at present she helps information our product roadmap — time flies 🙂 Right here is an previous screenshot of the Holstee store with Shireen rocking the Bib these many 12 months in the past: