A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that early social competence was a consistent, significant predictor of outcomes in education, employment, criminal justice, substance use, and mental health. In fact, for every one-point increase in a child’s social competence score, he or she was:
- Twice as likely to attain a college degree
- 54 percent more likely to earn a high school diploma
- 46 percent more likely to have a full-time job in early adulthood
While we might agree that social-emotional skills are THE key predictor of future success for kids, we parents might scratch our heads and ask how do we make sure our kids are learning these key skills? A new Kickstarter campaign for Povi might help.
Povi, the Storytelling buddy powered by an Emotional Intelligence Content Platform
Teach Kids Social-Emotional Skills with Povi
Povi is a connected toy/social-emotional content platform that is designed for children 3-8. It shares short stories based on everyday situations, then engages young listeners and their parents in a thoughtful discussion on emotions and feelings.
The study above list six skills to develop children’s social emotional skills:
1. Help kids know themselves.
2. Have kids stand in the shoes of others.
3. Teach kids to seek and give feedback.
4. Practice listening.
5. Teach collaboration.
6. Treat mistakes as opportunities.
Stories are such an effective way for kids to see from a different perspective, and reading, of course, is a gift that keeps on giving. Povi is loaded with real-life stories children can relate to. It prompts parents and child to establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation that in turn helps children develop crucial social-emotional skills.
There’s also a Povi app with additional stories for download and conversation starters.
Povi launches on Kickstarter, May 24, 2016. Please visit here.
The first 2,000 customers to sign up will receive Povi at the discounted price of $49, a 40% discount from the future off-the-shelf Povi price.
How about you? Would Povi be helpful for your kids? I’d love to hear what you think.
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I am a Povi Blogger Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.
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