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Sunshine Secret e-Learning Program

New, Sunshine Secret e-Learning Program

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New, Sunshine Secret e-Learning Program

The Sunshine Secret™ is a new e-learning program for children ages 3-7 that features the wonderful story and transformative adventures of Gloria the glowworm and Leon the chameleon. It is a fun way children learn about their emotions, and you can feel good about giving children screen time.

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Sunshine Secret is a highly interactive program that uses technology to engage children on multiple levels to teach them how to recognize, express and self-regulate their emotions and behavior.

Featuring a variety of interactive activities that are as fun as they are educational, this innovative program gently challenges children. The Heart Shine™ technique and Heart Breathing Pacer™ help children build a solid emotional foundation, positive relationships with family, friends and classmates and self-awareness. Scientific research shows the social-emotional skills the Sunshine Secret teaches are essential for achieving success in school, work and life.

This e-Learning Program is applicable for children in the home or school classroom. Sunshine Secret is child friendly, so once an adult logs in, even young children can easily navigate the program by themselves.

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Program highlights:

  • Complete Sunshine Secret Parent and Educator Guide
  • Sunshine Secret story and video
  • Audio and onscreen instructions for children
  • Interactive activities in every chapter
  • Five age appropriate science units
  • Journey map track to your progress
  • Playground, child-friendly access to all activities
  • Parent/Teacher Directory
  • Student certificate of completion

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Sunshine Secret e-Learning Program

As children follow the wonderful story of Gloria the glowworm and Leon the Chameleon’s delightful world in the forest, they must complete support activities that encourage positive emotional outcomes.

Among these are putting together virtual puzzles, coloring exercises with the Sunshine Secret story’s characters and learning emotion vocabulary words.

Children love practicing the easy-to-learn Heart Shine self-regulation tool. It teaches them how to replace negative emotions such anger or hurt with positive ones like understanding, compassion and hope. Heart Shine is a wonderful way for children to learn that relying on their natural uplifting qualities of the heart can guide them through any situation.

Other interactive activities include:

  • Identifying and matching emotion faces of children to emotion faces of Leon and Gloria.
  • Heart Shine technique, a guided self-regulation tool.
  • Promoting positive attitudes and feelings with the Appreciation Board.
  • Singing along with three wonderful songs to reinforce key program concepts and skills.
  • Animated videos with fun, age-appropriate science content, including a frog’s life cycle, the sun and more.
  • Heart-Breathing Pacer, practice a self-guided technique while using a simple tool that helps regulate their breathing.

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Smart Brain Wise Heart e-Learning, Boys & Girls Clubs

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Smart Brain Wise Heart™ e-Learning Program for Boys & Girls Clubs

We are excited to introduce our new social and emotional Smart Brain Wise Heart™ e-Learning Program for Boys & Girls Clubs, ages 8- to 12-year-olds.

The primary goal of this program is to have participating youth learn self-regulation skills and improve their focus, motivation and decision-making. Smart Brain Wise Heart (SBWH) introduces tools and strategies for youth to learn how to respond to stress in positive ways.

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Children and Media Technology

Children and Media Technology

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The amount of time children spend using media technology today, including computers, cell phones, video games and MP3 players among others, is setting off alarms. The fear is not only that this technology is replacing traditional children’s activities, but that it also may be diminishing social-interaction skills, the ability to relate to the world around them and their empathy for others.

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Take a Wild Ride to the Heart

Take a Wild Ride to the Heart

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“Emotional development in children is crucial and yet severely disregarded,” says a well-known author, consultant and speaker who was greatly impressed by a new family board game from HeartMath.

“I was really blown away by the Wild Ride to the Heart,” Dr. Jim Taylor recently told the HeartMath Institute. Taylor is recognized worldwide for his work in the psychology of performance in business, parenting and sports.

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HMI Blog Child obesity-emotional eating

Childhood Obesity and Emotional Eating

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Currently, an estimated 1 billion people – that’s a little over 1 in 7 – are overweight, and at least 300 million of them are classified as clinically obese, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Decades of monitoring the weight of the world clearly show the number of overweight and obese people is rising fast and the crisis is as severe in many parts of the world among children and adolescents ages of 2-19 as it is among adults.

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