Inspiring kids, youth and family to create, dream write and play with all things natural!
Designers of Life!
The It's Me! Life Studio offers a wide variety of creative, healthy and balanced life skill programmes for kids, youth and families. Our focus is to inspire and motivate African children, youth and families to live their own best life by creating, designing, writing, sharing dreaming, playing and having fun!
We aim to allow children and teens to tap into their own imagination, creativity, dreams and skills to design and create their own world and business – which may just become true one day…
The Studio is based in Ethiopia and a mobile studio is based in South Africa.
It's Me! Life Studio
It's Me! Life Studio Sessions
It's Me! Life Studio programmes range from basic life skill programmes to business training for kids and youth, arts and crafts, healthy cooking, fashion design, study techniques, career advice and... much, much more!
Collect our It's Me! Product range and discover your own unique identity as all our selected products focus on celebrating individuality and creativity!
It's Me! African Paper Doll Designer kits with four different characters to choose from. Kits cater for left handed or right handed girls.
The app allows you to continue with the design journey on a screen!
Play our business game during Life Studio sessions and create your own business afterwards.
It's Me! Life Studio is also an official SAToyTrade Franchise specialising in educational toys.
It's Me! Products
A wide variety of arts and crafts and other creative exercises such as creative writing, drama and puppet shows, etc.
Make different arts and crafts and take it home ranging from creating your own board games, making something beautiful for your bedroom, making toys and art work!
Also be creative with science and make your own clay, flubber and wak!
Our ‘It’s Me!’ African Paper Doll Designer Kit is the first in the market and introduces girls to fashion design combined with life skill sessions on healthy self-image, identity, etc.
Meet the Ethiopian doll called Senait!.
Other sessions cover jewellery and clothing design as well as interior design.
Learn how to make a model house and furniture!
We endorse awesome eco-friendly products like the ones produced by Kimmo (Pty) Ltd
EDUCATION & CAREER
We focus on preparing kids & youth for the world of work by offering study technique training, access to international tools such as ‘Strength Finder’ and exposure to different career options.
We offer a taste of potential careers with career days and through other programmes in the wheel of life such as design, science and engineering, etc. Our Study Technique training covers 8 sessions with topics such as concentration, coping with exams and stress, etc
Our Business game for kids and youth teaches business skills in a fun and practical way. The Business in a Box includes a roadmap on how to play the game as well as various tools to learn basic business skills.
It also includes formats to do a business plan, marketing and advertising tools, etc. Kids & Youth are encouraged to come up with their own business ideas and products which they can sell in the Life Studio Market Day which is held 2-4 times per year or in partnership with existing fairs.
It's Me! Wheel of Life Programmes
We use games and practiical tools to teach basic life skills, e.g. communication, problem solving & decision making, self-awareness & identity, coping with emotions, stress handling & peer group pressure, etc.
Our ‘Game of Life’ is a fun,game that covers all life skills and is combined with tools that can be taken home such as the emotion wheel, worry cards, chore & reward charts, etc.
Our parent training programme gives parents all the skills they need to handle all the different stages of their child’s growth and development.
The mother and toddler programme teaches mothers different games and crafts they can do to assist their small child’s learning, including how to make healthy meals and snacks for kids.
We also have a nanny training programme. We offer therapy sessions for families as a whole and/or individual family members.
IT'S MY ENVIRONMENT
Learn how to design and build a mini city with recycled materials. Discuss city planning, environmental concerns, science and engineering (building bridges, etc.) architecture, etc.
For younger kids, build mini worlds such as your own house, farm, zoo, shop, etc, and learn how to dream and play creatively. All topics include learning contents so that kids and youth can discover new worlds and topics while having fun!
KITCHEN & HEALTH
Learn how to cook healthy snacks and meals with easy recipes. Find out more about healthy nutrition through our games and arts and crafts exercises!
Remain active with our fun indoor and outdoor games that you can make yourself with recycled materials.
For girls and teenagers – make your own home spa with healthy products from the kitchen!