Unleash your Child’s Inner Superhero @ Stafford City Shopping Centre’s Workshop

On the 3rd to 8th of July, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Stafford City Shopping Centre will be hosting a workshop for kids that will boost their creativity. During the workshop, the kids will be able to launch their imagination, launch into creative play, and design their very own superhero mask.

Children will also have a chance to meet “Batman” on the last day of the workshop. It will be a fun event for the kids as they can also dress up as their favourite superhero to make the experience memorable for them.


The Superhero Mania for Kids

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Almost every child has a favourite superhero. Studies suggest that superheroes have great impacts on a child’s development process. Children always seek good role models, and superheroes are great examples of the characters that they can look up to.

Here are some of the good benefits a “superhero” can give to children.

1. Encourage good values

Although fight scenes are violent for young children, the core values that superhero stories imply are good. The battle of good and evil is the concept of these stories, which will help them identify what is right and wrong.

2. Boost confidence

Superheroes are presented as normal people like Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, and Peter Parker that have inner confidence to become Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. This sends the message that superheroes are just like us and all of us can make a certain change just like them.

“A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” — Batman, The Dark Knight Rises

3. Stimulate Imagination

Imagination is a great factor in developing a child’s creative thinking and problem solving skills. The fun, fantastical journey of superheroes can give children “larger-than-life” ideas that will teach them how to think outside the box.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” — Albert Einstein


How Can Parents Help?

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If your kids are developing interest towards a specific superhero (that you think is a good role model), support them. You can buy different items (toys, movies, books) that have the character they like. Throw a superhero-themed birthday for them. Allow them to dress up as their favourite superhero.

Take them to different events that will develop their interest to superheroes, like the workshop in Stafford City Shopping Centre (particularly if they love Batman). Details of the event can be viewed here.