FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS – KIDS WHO KNOW ‘AT HOME’
We all want our children to
• be confident, outgoing and resilient
• feel accepted and that they belong
• make friends and be social
• be kept as safe as possible from everyday hazards
Kids Who Know ‘AT HOME’ is a fun in-home ‘edutainement’ package designed for proactive parents and caregivers that could make a positive difference in your child’s life.
Several recent studies conducted by Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute, and the Carnegie Foundation showed that 85% of our future success depends on social skills.
“Young children experience their world as an environment of relationships, and these relationships affect virtually all aspects of their development.” ‘Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships’ – Centre of the Developing Child – Harvard University – Working Paper 1
Despite the huge changes in technology and how we interact, face to face communication and social skills remain fundamentally important elements in children’s life outcomes. These are learned and developed through both passive and active influences in a child’s life.
Kids Who Know takes children’s ‘screen time’ and combines it with opportunities for face to face conversations and additional activities in the home.
We all wish our children to be confident and socially outgoing and resilient as kids. We want them to feel a sense of belonging and community in their groups.
But what we possibly wish for more is that later on, they become successful in all aspects of their adult life.
Kids Who Know can play a role in ensuring that both occur.
PRACTICAL HAZARD SAFETY
Every day children are hurt through accidents and mishaps that are entirely preventable.
Very often it is caused by a split second yes/no, go/stop, do/don’t decision that is made incorrectly through either ignorance or naivety. If we can raise awareness about everyday hazards that face children, then we empower them to make those split second decisions correctly.
An effective way to do this is through anecdote, association and mentorship through simple stories they can identify with.
Whether its toxic substances, electric shocks, fire or traffic, if this program stops just one child from getting hurt through them making a better decision, then surely it is priceless.
WHY USE CHILD CHARACTERS?
Children respond well to characterisation.
They quickly work out the different personalities and always identify a favourite.
They learn from characters through developing a natural affinity with them.