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Young Entrepreneur: Engaging Kids with Activity-Based Learning

Updated: May 24, 2023

Active learning is a practice in education that focuses on involving students in the learning process through hands-on activities and experiences. This approach is particularly effective with young children, as it helps them develop critical thinking skills, creativity, and a love for learning.

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Young kids are naturally curious and love to explore their environment. By engaging in activities such as building, experimenting, and problem-solving, young children develop a deep understanding of the concepts they are learning while having fun.

One of the key benefits of active learning for young children is that it helps to develop their social and emotional skills. When children work together on a project, they learn how to collaborate, share ideas, and communicate effectively. These skills are essential for success in school, life and business.

Another benefit of active learning is that it encourages children to take ownership of their learning. When children are actively, physically and intellectually engaged in learning, they are invested in their own progress and are more motivated to learn. This can help to develop a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Young CEO Squad focuses on experiential learning and project-based learning. With Project-based learning children work on a project over a period of time, with the goal that they set at the start. Starting a kid business, we encourage our kids to set a goal so that they know what direction to head in as things come up and throw them off course.

For younger kids who just want a taste of entrepreneurship, our products are great for experiential learning. This approach involves children learning through hands-on experiences, such as selling their products at an event. Experiential learning helps children develop a deep understanding of business concepts (pricing, selling, customer service, profit) allowing them to see and experience them firsthand. They are also more likely to have long-term memories of these experiences.

As Young CEO Squad, and as parents, we wanted to give children a successful first experience in business that could be completed in one weekend. By keeping the activity on a short time-frame we can also help children stay focused on their kid business. By starting a kid business or just being a kidpreneur for a day, they are developing critical thinking skills, creativity, and a love for learning (and hopefully also a love for entrepreneurship) that lasts a lifetime.

About the Author

Young CEO Squad Founder Suzanne Appel

Suzanne Appel, an experienced marketing executive with a 25-year background in creating and running digital marketing programs for large companies, embarked on a new journey driven by her passion. She founded Young CEO Squad, an educational platform and product line dedicated to inspiring young kids to venture into entrepreneurship. Witnessing her own children's entrepreneurial prowess, Appel was motivated to simplify and popularize the process of starting a business for kids. Read more...

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