“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” ― Dale Carnegie
When we read history books and science texts our children learn about inventors and their famous discoveries. Thanks to these creative and dedicated individuals we have electricity, telephones, computers, and hundreds of other products we use every day.
But how often do children stop and examine the stories behind these people and their work?
It is very rare for an inventor to think of an idea, build something, and have it work correctly the first time.
As parents we know our kids are going to make mistakes and experience failure. Naturally, mistakes can make our children feel frustrated and disappointed. But what if we could find a way to encourage our kids to think more like an inventor — encourage them to stretch their creativity and learn from their mistakes?
Join us this week as we take a look at some of our favorite inventors, and their inventions, to understand the successes and failures they encountered and the important lessons they learned along the way.