We will be working closely with a new nonprofit in their effort to provide our "children's collection" to preschoolers nationally. It is a component of our Patented Emotional Literacy Learning System and is used to aid in the development of preschooler’s [ages 3-5] Emotional literacy. Candidly stated:The Professor Frisky Preschool Emotional Literacy Program works!
"Emotional life is a domain that, as surely as math or reading, can be handled with greater or lesser skill, and requires its unique set of competencies. And how adept a person is at those is crucial to understanding why one person thrives in life, whereas another, of equal intellect, dead ends: Emotional aptitude is a meta-ability, determining how well we can use whatever other skills we have, including raw intellect." Dr. Daniel Goleman (click for article)
Dr. Gail Joseph, University of Washington College of Education researcher says it quite pointedly: "There is this misleading thought that it need only be taught a couple days a week, and that’s the time to focus. If you problem-solve and describe emotions only on Tuesday, that’s not very effective when social-emotional issues arise every day."
"It is time for those with an interest in school readiness to consider that a foundation in literacy must include the construct of "emotional literacy." Rob Bocchino, M.S., C.A.S.
"Interest is vital to emotional health in childhood and it remains vital, throughout life. Without interest, there is no curiosity, no exploration, and no real learning. The psychologist Sylvan Tomkins explained that, "interest is the only emotion that can sustain long-term constructive or creative endeavors."
Interest may be a child’s first emotion. Infants show intense interest in their mother’s face, especially her eyes. Soon, they become interested in objects that are colorful, moving, rhythmic or harmonious (or, more generally, beautiful). Young children are also wide-eyed in their curiosity and interest in the lives of their parents.
And they ask questions." Kenneth Barish Ph.D. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/pride-and-joy/201311/understanding-childrens-emotions-curiosity-and-interest
"Curriculum is not delivered. Milk is delivered." Dr. Lilian Katz
A recent poll by USA Today showed that, when asked what they most wanted to change in their children's schools, a full 75% of all parents asked for emotional literacy - though not by name. Parents' most frequent request (36%) was the desire for more school counselors - a need alleviated by Emotional Literacy education. The second greatest request (33%) was the desire for emotional diagnosis of our kids before it was 'too late.' The third most prolific desire was to insure our kids are taught not to hate (18%). It is clear that 87% have real concerns about the development of a sound judgment foundation for their children before any major or life altering incident occurs.
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.
Emotional intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Fun Factory Education's Learning System incorporates the use of an entire EnDUCATE™ Pre-School Curriculum System that includes our Professor Frisky von Onion Bagel, S. D. (Super Doggy) EnDUCATE™ Pre-School Curriculum and Patented. Professor Frisky von Onion Bagel, S. D. (aka Super Doggy) Emotion Activity Center, Songs, Dance, Books and its characters, Plush Dog and Arm Puppet Teaching aides, Poetry DVD, Audio Books, and a host of items connected to this pioneering system.