If you think that your child is unusually talented and able to come up with an IT project that will interest investors, urgently tell him about the Microsoft Awake the Investor Contest! Is the young genius still too small? Develop it for future victories!
In general, there are four qualities, developing which, you can educate, if not a Nobel laureate, then at least a successful person who can build an excellent career.
Thinking outside the box
Do not rush to immerse the baby in the world "see how Petya or Vasya does." Take care of the manifestations of its uniqueness. Ask your baby tasks in which you need to come up with a new way to solve. In books and cartoons, pay attention to how unusual ways helped solve the problem. Let it grows savvy - this is an extremely valuable quality in our time.
Imagination is a subtle thing. In order to develop it, you need, firstly, to give the child as much information as possible from the outside - all the images, one way or another, are based on real experience. Travel, attend exhibitions and concerts, get acquainted with the world around us - all this will only benefit. Secondly, develop his speech. Thirdly, offer your child not ready-made toys, but "semi-finished products." For example, a stick with a washcloth instead of a horse. Another great way is to use drawing drawings (turn a simple square into something interesting, make the square part of the picture).
Unfortunately, many great ideas and inventions sunk into oblivion only because their author was not able to defend his convictions and surrendered under the pressure of circumstances or other people's opinions. Conclusion: do not impose or inspire, but bring the child to a dialogue.
The ability to achieve a goal, even if it requires a significant investment of time and energy, is an ability that is laid precisely in childhood. To achieve goals you need two main skills: dreaming and acting. Accustom your child to the fact that his dreams can come true, if you make enough effort. Only when explaining distinguish between the concepts of “perseverance” and “stubbornness”. Let the child know that it is not always necessary to complete what has been started if it has lost its meaning.
Where to apply all these qualities?
If your child is an extraordinary student, help him pave the way to a brighter future! Let him try himself in the competition of IT-projects “Wake up the investor”! The winners of the competition will be involved for several days in the workflow of the largest Russian IT companies (Kaspersky Lab, Yandex, and ZepItoLab), where they will gain invaluable experience in the IT business, and will also travel to the US headquarters for Microsoft for the finals Technology Competition for Imagine Cup Students.
All that is needed to participate in the competition is to come up with an idea for your own IT business, describe how it works, why it should be profitable and be attractive to potential investors.
Presentation of a business idea must be completed according to an already prepared template and sent to the address
Students from 14 to 18 years old are allowed to participate in the competition. Acceptance of applications (attention!) Ends on May 13. So, if your child wants to prove his originality to the whole world, then hurry up. And you help him.
This competition, as well as the Microsoft YouthSpark educational program, provide youth from all over the world with educational, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Since the launch of the YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft has created new opportunities for more than 100 million young people in more than 100 countries. YouthSpark integrates a large number of global Microsoft programs, the purpose of which is to provide young people with access to technology and better education. YouthSpark is designed to inspire fresh minds and help take advantage of the opportunities that they have to realize their potential. It is also important that the program helps you find a job or start your own business.