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As parents we always see schools teaching our children academic skills and we help with that at home as well as teaching the children manners and about core values – things like friendship and being nice to other people. But, Positive Edge Education know how important the extra skills such as resilience, creativity and collaboration are to our children’s future.
After speaking to leading neuroscientists, Positive Edge Education have developed a program teaching children about their brain and resilience through visual stories – as we all know children learn so much better when they have a nice story to look at.
The Positive Edge Education programs last from 8 weeks to three months with new material released each week, allowing children to learn and develop consistently over the period of the course. The programs have been created to be used by schools or parents, with different content for school or home.
The program used at home will help children learn resilience, viewing challenges as an opportunity which in turn will get rid of the fear of failure. Children will be more willing to make an effort and they will learn that it is essential to keep trying and put in effort to succeed.
Through learning resilience, the children will also build confidence and will know that they can overcome what they once found difficult or impossible. They will learn to use setbacks as a learning tool and through the program they can get improved academic results too.
The Positive Edge Education programs can be watched from anywhere – at home, in the car and even away on holiday. The videos are supported by activities that the children can do in their own time which will help them to understand, engage with and implement the learning points from the videos.
The video aspect could be great for visual learners. Children often find visual learning easier to take in and this could be ideal as a way to really reach them. Children are now so used to YouTube videos and using technology at home that visual learning aides such as this can really fit in with their way of life and make it seem less like they’re learning. They can absorb the information whilst hardly realising they are doing so and visual stimuli often seem to stay in the mind for a lot longer as they’re saved as snapshots within their young minds.
The great thing about using a Positive Edge Education program at home is that you get to learn with the children and support them in their learning too. The licences to access the programs usually cost £60 per licence but I have teamed up with Positive Edge Education to give away two licences each to five lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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