The team have been working hard on gathering together some rewards we hope all of you will love, hence the delay on launching the actual kickstarter page.
As June’s wonderful kickstarting mentors tell her though, ‘June just launch when it is completely ready and don’t rush.’ Some of our fans have even been lending a hand with feedback on some of the rewards you will see, and we are so grateful to them for their wonderful enthusiasm, and encouraging communications, for this project.
One reward will be some poetry activity sheets and booklets for you to go hunting for poems with. These are being designed with the educational supporters, like teachers, grandparents, and parents in mind and being beta tested for clarity with the major target audience (children!). They are fun and thoughtful extension activities to bring out the inner poet in our fans. Furthermore with the educational material, we are working on a fabulous reward to do a visit to your school or group, in person or by skype (if you are overseas or distant from our local area and can’t provide travel costs.)
These visits will have an imaginative and creative program of activities to foster the love of poetry and art in your students, and are based on June’s extensive workshop experience during the Ripple Project, as well as in community based projects and Helene’s teaching experience from her time in India. They don’t just suit children but can be taken up by other groups wanting to use poetry and art to bring awareness to their cause, such as caring for the environment. June has experience working with writing groups, Multicultural groups, youth, children from grade one to grade seven, and Indigenous women’s groups .
We thank all of our online and real space fans for their patience for the lift off of the campaign, and are so optimistic you will help us go ahead with this project based on your wonderful emails, and support of the facebook space; that space is just so much fun, with nature inspired art, creatures and plants from Australia all featuring in our regular postings. We’ve had a few great organisations follow the space and are grateful for their support as well in liking our page.
There are some more surprises in store, so watch this space.
And when the kickstarter does launch we will be so rapt with you for sharing the information for this project with all you think will benefit from our product.
Thanks so much to those who are already planning to buy the book to donate to their local school, and to our dear beta testers who are giving super helpful feedback on our educational materials.
We would not have come this far without all of your support, enthusiasm, love, and most of all, belief in our product.
All the best and we’ll be seeing you at lift off time.
The Magic Fish Dreaming Team
See you at the kickstarter campaign page soon!