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Prior research for Choco Lait Kidz (2006 - 2009)The Choco Lait Kidz brand has been evolved after a research and survey executed for over a period of 3 years, which focusses on the behavioral pattern of children and parenting pattern as well.•All content is developed on basis of Extensive research and analysis of existing behavioral pattern of children. This include connecting with pediatrics, counselors, nutritionists, educationists, parents, grandparents and children themselves.•Entertainment Media was also a part of the research which included Walt Disney Productions and Fox.•The research also extended into how personalized human approach and quality time has positive impact on the brain. The touch points also included how human touch scores over animation or fiction.Action:•Activities includes producing several short films, edutainment modules•Conducting events ,motivation/NLP workshops and creative sessions•Outreach programs - Reaching out to NGO, Family and Child welfare organizations•Social awareness and well-being campaigns
The Importance of Teaching Life Skills to Childrenby CAROLYN WILLIAMS Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017Children don't naturally know how to make good choices. Life skills help children know what to do in everyday situations as well as how to make good decisions about more abstract, long-term choices. If you work with your child to teach her life skills, you prepare her to manage peer pressure and and make good decisions as she grows into adulthood.Types of SkillsLife skills run the gamut from the concrete skill of deciding what to wear to the more abstract decision about choosing friends. The key life skill is good decision-making. This skill is not innate, says Dr. Jim Taylor, a childhood specialist in psychology. It is learned through repetition and practice. Some other types of skills you can help your child learn include money management, personal hygiene, study skills, social skills and how to make healthy food choices.
Life skills is a term used to describe a set of basic skills acquired through learning and/or direct life experience that enable individuals and groups to effectively handle issues and problems commonly encountered in daily life.They include creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, the ability to communicate and collaborate, along with personal and social responsibility that contribute to good citizenship – all essential skills for success in the 21st century, both for healthy societies and for successful and employable individuals.How does training in life skills benefit young people?It helps them to develop self-confidence and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges, such as bullying and discrimination.It gives them a voice at school, in their community and in society at large.It enables them to make a positive contribution by developing the expertise and experience they need to assert their rights and understand their responsibilities, while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.
The Importance of Teaching Values in Education Posted on 29/06/2016 by micheal“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – CS LewisPutting back values in educationEarlier this year we contacted a number of educators and technologists from around the world for their thoughts on the trends and challenges facing education and technology in 2016. One interesting thing we noted about the results was the fact that there were so many unique insights and so few overlapping ideas. Just as interesting, however, was an area where their thoughts did converge – namely, the importance of teaching values in education.
Parents want life skills taught at school - study 13/10/2017A new study has shown that two-thirds of New Zealand parents want life and social skills to be included in a child's education.Released on Friday, the study carried out by ASG Education Programmes and Australia's Monash University revealed that parents want teachers to do more when it comes to teaching their child about social and life skills inside the classroom."Historically, social and life skills are taught within the home and the development of skills and knowledge needed for a successful career have been taught in school," ASG chief executive John Velegrinis says.
Parents want more life skills to be taught in school October 11, 2017, Monash UniversityParents want teachers to do more when it comes to teaching their children about social and life skills inside the classroom, according to a new report.Undertaken by Monash Faculty of Education associate professors Sivanes and Shane N. Phillipson, the report said Australian parents want their children to have access to a "holistic education".According to the study, 69 per cent of parents believe schools should do more to teach their child about social skills. When ethnicity is factored in, the proportion increases substantially to 94 per cent among Indian and other Asian parents.Furthermore, 49 per cent of parents agree they would like their child's school to do more about teaching them how to behave in public, which increases to 74 per cent among Indian and other Asian parents."Historically, social and life skills are taught within the home and the development of skills and knowledge needed for a successful career have been taught in school."However, perceptions about what equals academic success is changing and so, for today's parents social and life skills are becoming an increasingly important element in education."