"Kids' Own Wisdom is great. The children in all of our preschool and kindergarten classes actively engaged during each of the sessions, which is a welcome change from the passive learning they sit through when being read to.
“With the help of Kids' Own Wisdom, we see our students becoming more aware of each other's feelings, better listeners, and better able to more confidently express themselves with the whole class listening, all of which are important skills that must be exercised so that they achieve real school readiness.
“Thanks for a great teaching tool that is so simple to implement, yet so effective."
Susan Sanders, Director
Marin Enrichment Preschool
"Kids’ Own Wisdom is a great tool
for encouraging critical thinking
about values for
Kindergarten and first graders.
They love the pictures
and are eager to participate in the discussions generated by them.
Particularly helpful are the teacher friendliness of the materials and the discussion questions provided with them.
“I would recommend using
Kids’ Own Wisdom as part of a character education curriculum for young children.”
Alan Gold, Ph.D. - School Psychologist
Reed Union School District
“Each scenario created lively
responses from every one of the kids. Even the kids who usually don't engage fully engaged in sharing their thoughts and opinions, and they surprised me with how interested they were in each others’ thoughts and opinions.
My assistant and I have noticed numerous instances of carryover influence. You really can't ask for more than that.”
Kim - Supervisor of after school program
San Anselmo, California
"Kids’ Own Wisdom is an amazing program to use with our littlest students. It is interactive and effective. I pull it out when I'm suddenly faced with an extra amount of transition times, like between an academic activity and lunch time, but Nini has been encouraging me to use it on a more regular schedule.
"Its multiple questions (that are unpredictable yet completely relevant to the kids) make it easier to interact with students than I would have thought, and students’ behavior is actually improving after Kids’ Own Wisdom sessions. I really should use it more often."
Special Education Teacher
Crested Butte Community School
Crested Butte, CO
"Kids’ Own Wisdom is an excellent tool for empowering young children to think and problem solve in the social areas of their lives. The real life situations are introduced with simple, colorful illustrations, and teacher guided questions that are pretty uncommon in their ability to encourage every child's attention and even contribution to discussions.
"As the children discuss and problem solve situations involving acceptance, empathy, respect, kindness, cooperation, and politeness for themselves, others and their environment, it becomes clear that they're teaching themselves in the process.
"The fact that the program requires minimal training - just reading the clearly delineated, and really sensible guidelines, makes it an easy adoption for our school, because it empowers children to lead respectful lives."
Pem Winquist • Director/Teacher
The School House • Learning Center for Young Children • Founded in 1973
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