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Great Minds - Storybooks for Kids on Success & Achievement
Great Minds - Storybooks for Kids on Success & Achievement
A series of books for ages 5 and up, that teach fundamental social, financial, personal, and life skills necessary for adulthood
A series of books for ages 5 and up, that teach fundamental social, financial, personal, and life skills necessary for adulthood Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
Only 17% of teens in the US have any idea how to manage their money, and more than half lack basic workplace and life skills. Activities as useful as making a study timetable or having the confidence to give a presentation in class are left undeveloped in lieu of social media, video games, and internet hours, and with one in three persons currently having zero dollars saved for retirement, it’s clear this isn't a problem that corrects itself with age.
The statistics proved that 3 out of 4 teens turn for financial advice to their parents.
The fact is that us parents, we’re tasked with preparing our kids for their future, giving them the lessons and support they need to eventually stand on their own when we can no watch over them. When your child is ready to begin their adult life in the next twelve to fifteen years, will you be able to confidently say that you've done all you can to help them face the challenge?
To ensure our children learn the necessary skills to have a successful future in their workplace, personal lives, and anything else they set their mind to, INSYL has developed a comprehensive set of children’s books that explain vital concepts in ways young minds can understand and absorb.
- Focus: Dedicating enough mental resources to a task, and giving it the necessary attention.
- Motivation: Harnessing the energy and drive needed to see things through to the end.
- Confidence: Recognizing their worth and ability, and using that to put forth a poised image.
- Goal Setting: Assessing realistic and desirable objectives to work towards.
- Time Management: Using a limited amount of time wisely and with maximum results.
Crafted with two specific age groups in mind (5+ and 7+), the INSYL series is divided into three units, each dealing with a specific focus.
1. Financial Education
Give your child an elevated advantage to build a secure, prudent, frugal, and wealthy future.
2. Positive Psychology
Give your child a positive outlook, confidence, motivation, leadership, and healthy perspectives on life.
3. Artistic Consciousness
Propel their subconscious thinking, inspire imagination, and cultivate creativity.
The statistical graphs above are showing more and more children lacking in Financial Skills and Positive Thinking.
For that reason we have created INSYL with main focus in mind to introduce a new innovative storytelling books for every child to understand Life Important Skills in a very simple, positive and fun way.
Parents are superheroes in their own right, but they can’t teach everything on their own and we can all agree being a parent is a second full time job itself
So congratulations on being a parent, you are already a superhero!
That is why we get help from enrolling our children to school, but there is one slight crack there, no one is teaching us about finance in school, or positive psychology, or how to build confidence, focus or how clear goal, with imagination and persistence will lead us towards where we want to go.
So we decided to create INSYL and introduce a different, fun way of learning
Think of these books as your little sidekicks, a helpful presence at your side the supplement your kids’ learnings as you impart knowledge in the day to day.
We take the most famous paintings and tell a story based on the lives experience from the painters conciousness when telling the story.
The story is told through deep meaning, through heart melting poetry and phrasing. We bring life to the sentiments, thoughts and feelings each of the renowned artists. We inspire the younger generation to better understand the majesty of each visual masterpieces though a complementary poetry and captivating storyline. In doing so we believe this builds a positive and inspirational attitude towards magic of artwork and so inspire imagination and artistic sensitivity.
We are how ever at the early stages so the stories are written but we will be improving them and writing new stories and make them best we can over the next year.
So they are coming SOON :)
Here is an example for the Sledge in the Snow (painting above):It is only a small part of the full story:
Once upon a time a most bizarre incident occurred in Vitebsk, a little Russian village. It all started one night in midwinter when everyone was fast asleep. In fact, if the townsfolk hadn't been fast asleep, I wouldn't have happened and who knows, perhaps my story would have never unravelled. The moon - a warm, welcoming moon- imbued the night sky with a soft light, while snowflakes that you could easily mistake for tiny, glittery stars were engaged in some sort of sparkling dance. The snow had already spread its white, luminous wings over the village roofs, over the silent church and over the narrow streets. And it was there, beyond the dark windows and in the midst of all that stillness, that people were… well, people were dreaming! They dreamt and they dreamt and they dreamt until… puff! Sudden laughter, unexpected movement, an outburst of joy…
- AUDIO BOOK SAMPLES (Click play to listen:)
The illustration process was a spectacular group effort mixing together initially the various creativity and imagination of multiple different cartoonists illustrators and sketch artists
Meshing together ideas and thoughts until we created a sequence of beautiful character designs. We then built a team of consistent illustrators and designers to infuse the vivid captivating colours schemes and designs you see in the end product.
Building the process of product development was long winded and we had our share of mishaps but as you can see now the products look splendid and the talent we have work effectively and efficiently to build product sets we want.
So far we have 4 main products
The published books are in plans in the following year.
1. Published Books:
- Each book in Positive Psychology will be a minimum of 25 pages.
- Each book in Financial Education will be a minimum of 15 pages.
2. E book:
- Each e-book in Positive Psychology is a minimum of 15 double-page.
- Each e-book in Financial Education is a minimum of 11 double-page.
3. Audio Book:
- Each audio-book in Positive Psychology is a minimum of 8 minutes in length
- Each audio-book in Financial Education is a minimum of 3 minutes in length.
4. Study Guides:
- Each study guide in Positive Psychology has 15 pages
- Each study guide in Financial Education has 15 pages
On the happy note we are already working on development of an application and also monthly membership that we will introduce next year :)
EACH STUDY GUIDE:
- Has 15 - 20 pages
- Took many months of work to create it in the best and most valuable way
- Had several qualified experts working to achieve the best level of effectiveness
The Study guides are clear and and effective way to incorporate the values and ideas within each of the books into activities of day to day life.
Please see below a 1 page example of a Study Guide:
Examples of the types of self reflective questioning, phrasing and exercises that we have complied in our study guides
Because I want YOU to be AMAZING too!
I hope you enjoyed the inspirational story of Little Ant and how he became Amazing Ant.
So, what exactly, did Amazing Ant do?
1. He set his mind on a goal.
2. He had a detailed plan and he was prepared.
3. He committed to his goal with positive and excited enthusiasm.
4. He motivated himself with the rewards he would receive when he reached his goal.
5. He was completely inspired from within.
Most importantly, he imagined beforehand what he would experience when he reached his goal.
He was optimistic and confident. He totally believed in himself. Nothing was going to stop him!
Now that it’s sinking in, here’s your first exercise:
Turn that paragraph around by replacing all the ‘he’ and ‘his’ and ‘him’ words with I and my and me, and write it in the present tense, as if you are talking now. Write each sentence on a new line. I’ll do the first part for you: (all done here, insert a couple of sentences and then lines for their input)
- I set my mind on a goal.
- I have a detailed plan and I am prepared.
- I commit to my goal with positive and excited enthusiasm.
- I motivate myself with the rewards I will receive when I reach my goal.
- I am completely inspired from within.
- Most importantly, I imagine beforehand what I will experience when I reach my goal.
- I am optimistic and confident.
- I totally believe in myself.
- NOTHING is going to stop me!
Excellent, WELL DONE ;)
Read it over a few times right now, out loud, so that you imprint it in your mind. Even if it is a little tricky to remember all the words off by heart right away, what is most important is that you remember the message.
It is all about CONFIDENCE, SELF-BELIEF and OPTIMISM.
THAT is the MINDSET of a CHAMPION!
Message from the Founder
I was deeply moved to create a company that would give the next generation a opportunity to study things that I felt our generation had not.
It was a pleasure and privilege from beginning to end to build within this company an idea that would impression the future.
I am extremely grateful and humbled at having been able to build and work with such a passionate and gifted team.
As well as create a series of products which not only took the very best of ourselves to produce but also we could aspire that we can say touches the heart and enlighten the imagination
With best wishes and gratitude to you all
Rajib Pal - Sketch Artist
He has experience for more than 10 years in the field of illustration, He had studied from Indian art College
Madhumita Koley - Line Up Artist
She is working as lineup artist for more than 4 years. She is also a designer creating graphics from banners and Advertisements.
Sohel Rana - Colour artist
He is working for more than 6 years. And one of the expert colour artist.
Arup Bhadra - Sketch Artist
He is working for 8 years in the field children book illustration.
Sujit Majumder - Colour artist
Degree in Fine Arts from Indian Art College. Creating illustration for more than 14 years.
Avijit R - Designer and technology specialist
- Uros M - Passionate about Insyl, he has been helping in everything since the start and is doing his very best to bring a better future for younger generations..
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More about us here: www.insyl.co.uk
Risks and challenges
We have spent the last four years sourcing a very special creative and passionate team. We have been working together from start to finish from content to design to illustration to audio and pretty much everything else.
We have a team of artists, illustrators, writers and teachers who have worked with a sense of passion, heart and an exquisite determination to bring this project to life.
We have created 10 almost ready to go EBOOKs and some partially ready to go study guides - please check each are roughly a 10 - 20 pages long all beautifully created, through a specialist team of illustrators and designers.
Our books and study guides are well beyond the conceptual stage and are more or less 75% done.
The illustration, content and examples for the audio and study guide are already there. Our objective to take these two spellbinding product sets with 5 of the ebooks, five audio-books and study guides each, and make them truly spectacular.
The money we raise we expect to make the books even more spectacular. Finish the design and development of the study guides - the content has already been written and the character images already beautifully constructed so we are very excited to bring a lot more books to Children and parents to enjoy and learn from! We hope you can join us on this exciting journey!
Your Donation will help make our product set into something that is truly magical for you and children and will help us finalize this and all the rest of the 16 e-books we have been working on, and of course, we are already planning to create a lot more than this :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter