The Importance of Daydreaming and Imagination — a Guest Post by #Josh Langley – #readilearn

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Australian author and illustrator Josh Langley who advocates for children’s mental health, including developing their self-esteem, friendship skills and creativity through his books and online course. These topics are close to my heart and regularly appear in our readilearn posts and feature in our teaching resources.

With next Wednesday 21 April being World Creativity and Innovation Day, I thought now was the perfect time to share with you Josh’s recent post Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Let Kids Daydream.

First let me tell you a little about Josh.

About Josh:

Josh is author of the award winning ‘Being You is Enough’ books series for kids and promotes positive mental and emotional health messages for kids through his books, presentations, primary school talks, videos, charity work and courses, like ‘Here I am!’.

Josh says,

After suffering childhood trauma, I feel driven to make sure kids don’t ever have to feel like I did. That’s why I want to give them the emotional and mental skills to be resilient to what is thrown at them and the inner knowing that they are ok the way they are. And the only way I can do that is in my own fun and unique way! Thankfully parents and kids love it.”

About Josh’s Books

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17 thoughts on “The Importance of Daydreaming and Imagination — a Guest Post by #Josh Langley – #readilearn

  1. Jennie

    Thank you for writing your books for kids. It makes all the difference in the world. And thank you, Norah. Josh, your illustrations are much like a popular American writer and illustrator, Sandra Boynton.

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  2. Patricia Tilton

    Such an inspiring interview. I was a big daydreamer as a child. Kids need to have dreams because it does impact their self-esteem and their futures. If kids don’t imagine and dream, I’ve read that they are less likely to succeed in college (if that’s even a dream) and everything in life.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m not surprised you were a daydreamer too, Patricia. I agree with what you’ve read. Our imaginations take us to places we’ve never been before.

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  3. CarolCooks2

    A lovely interview, Norah I haven’t heard the phrase “off with the fairies” for a long time..that was me and I still daydream…Dolly Daydream was my nickname…Have a great weekend 🙂 x

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