Hallabolou who? Hallabolou’s enrichment programs and camps are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that fosters a child’s feeling of autonomy and positive self-image. From a young age, children are fascinated with the world around them. Hallabolou uses this fascination to teach life skills and assist children in understanding and expressing their emotions through a creative technique developed by Hallabolou known as the Five Points of Discovery™.
- Self Confidence: to stand and deliver opinions with worth and independence;
- Commitment: to integrity and honesty in interaction with others and self;
- Imagination: to see beyond what is written or spoken and make it come to pass;
- Cooperation: to be able to work with others and be successful;
- Determination: to continue whatever they are doing with the assurance that the result will be astonishing!
Hallabolou is a brainchild of Vanessa Boson – a dedicated and motivated educator with more than 22 years of experience in multi-cultural populations with expertise in early childhood education (ECE), communication and staff development. She has inspired children, parents, and her staff with her values of teamwork, commitment, creativity, self-confidence, determination, and the ability to achieve goals. She has presented to audiences around the world on the importance of how to teach children. She is the vision and creative drive behind the company and its ever increasing curriculum.
She is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and she continues to further her education by keeping abreast of new studies and research in the ECE Field. Vanessa is a certified Trainer for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).
Vanessa’s personal philosophy:
To have fun! I don’t want to be a grown up, adults have forgotten that learning is fun! Learning is exploring, making mud pies, walking barefoot, getting dirty and best of all asking:
what if…? A child’s imagination is our future!
“Hallabolou says Hi” was written and composed by Bo Mattias when he was 8 years old.
Where did the name Hallabolou come from?
- Halla – Formal way of saying “Hi” in Swedish (husband is swedish)
- Bo – My son’s first name (Bo Mattias)
- Lou– My daughter’s name (Bella Louvisa)
Hello Bo and Bella is what Hallabolou means! Please enjoy the Video
(pictures of Vanessa and her children Bo and Bella Boson)