How To Raise A Happier, Caring and Confident Child!
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My oldest daughter has always been strong and confident when it comes to conversation, I have never worried about her communicating with her teachers while at school. It wasn’t until I had my son that I discovered just how different each of your children can be. At five years old he will dig his sweet little face into my side when someone tries to speak to him. It takes him more time to adjust to new situations and doesn’t always open up immediately. With kindergarten starting for him in several months, I have been seeking out ways to help me raise a happier, caring and more confident child!
Today’s technology has made it significantly easier for parents to get help at home for their children. All three of my children have their own iPads and we utilize them often for educational and learning purposes. I recently discovered Povi, a genious app that connects to an actual toy. Hands on learning is so important for young children and that is what intrigued me most about Povi. This app is loaded with real-life stories children can relate to and endless conversation starters. Povi also helps a parent and their child establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation that in turn helps children develop crucial social-emotional skills.
This app was designed to help parents raise happier, caring and confident children! Povi is an EQ (emotional quotient) content platform and app that contains content sourced from experts and a huggable storytelling buddy as the delivery tool. Povi comes with 10 pre-downloaded stories and a free app (available for Android or iOS) featuring additional questions parents can ask related to the stories and 20 additional stories that are age appropriate for each individual child. Povi shares short stories based on children’s everyday situations, then engages young listeners and their parents in a discussion on emotions and feelings. According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers. Prosocial behavior in early childhood is closely tied to future academic performance and mental health.
Sending your child off into the world is one of the hardest moments of motherhood. We want so badly to always be by their side, guiding them and making sure they never encounter obstacles. Unfortunately there comes a time when we must let them walk through those front doors of the school and trust that they can be a confident and successful student. Such products as Povi can be a resourceful way to prepare young children during their early years of school. Povi’s stories address subjects such as caring, resilience, confidence, motivation, thankfulness and other valuable life skills. Geared towards children ages 3-8. Povi is not designed to be played with alone, but rather always with a parent on hand to discuss the challenges presented and come up with possible solutions with their child.
Povi founder Seow Lim’s own experience with his son was the inspiration behind this app. Teaching the ABC’s alone is simply not enough for raising a happy and successful child. Research highlights the importance of focusing on emotional intelligence starting at a very young age. This movement has gained momentum in recent years, in large part due to concerns over school violence, bullying and teen suicide. Whats even more interesting to know is that thousands of schools now use programs with this goal in mind. Povi enables parents to implement social-emotional development from the comfort of the home.
I am thrilled to share with you that Povi launched on Kickstarter today! 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