What did we learn from Little Boss Market
Hosted at the idyllic Ink Library Cafe at Eco Grandeur, Little Boss Market served as an avenue whereby LITTLE kids became BIG bosses for a day.
These junior entrepreneurs learned to buy and sell their homemade and handcrafted products and they did it like a BOSS! These enterprising kids came out with many interesting products at their respective booths:
- DIY eco-friendly handmade craft and stationery
- Illustrated story books, postcards, paintings and stickers
- Homemade desserts, snacks and jams
- Creative handmade toys
- Game booths
- Origami and learn to do-it-yourself fun booths
Check out the slideshow above and you can see some of the exciting items that these kids were selling.
More photos on Kiddoz Place’s FB page: KIDDOZ MARKET 小老板市集 2018
What did we learn from Little Boss Market?
1. Think outside the box
Easier said than done? Well, it depends on how you look at things I suppose. The only thing that limits us is our own self.
I was particularly impressed with the carnival game booths. One of them was a makeshift pinball game station! There were also Wayang Kulit puppets made from recycled cardboard boxes! Pretty sure these kids (by the way, they were as young as 4 and no more than 11!) had taken the initiative to think outside the box to come with the idea of what to do when they signed up for Little Boss Market.
2. Step out of your comfort zone
Some of these little bosses even walked around to promote and sell their products. They didn’t just sit there waiting for people to buy. When business was “bad”, they stepped up and out of their comfort zone.
We adults could really learn a thing or two from them. I manned the Bare Nuhcessities booth and I was sitting there the whole time waiting for people to come over. Come to think of it, I felt underachieved now.
3. Don’t think too much, just do it
When we analyze too much, we become paralyzed. Sometimes you have to just do it.
Like these kids, they want to be little bosses for a day and they just do it. Imagine if they worry too much about whether their things will sell or what if no one buy anything or will people laugh at what they are selling – what will happen? There will be no Little Boss Market.
As a parent, I also learned to give my kids the freedom to explore the things and projects that they want to do. As long as it’s not illegal, just let them do it.
4. Age is just a number; you’re never too young or too old to achieve your dreams
One of the little bosses has even written and published her own illustrated story books and postcards. She’s only 11 years old! Her first book is “I Love Sea Turtles”; her second book is “Are You My Mum”.
I’m very impressed by her passion and effort. One can never be too young or too old to achieve your dreams. We just have to do it!
Kudos to Kiddoz Place who has successfully organized this event to empower LITTLE ones to achieve BIG dreams in line with their mission to provide inclusive learning experience for children.
Read more about Kiddoz Place on our previous post: Kiddoz Place aims to provide inclusive learning experience for children