This September, the next generations of preschoolers and kindergarteners have begun their lifelong journey of learning. In honor of them, we offer this short video by Dr. Bruce Perry, psychiatrist and expert on the long-term effects of childhood trauma to the biology of the brain. Here, he shares his opinion on the real goal of education, which is “not to pass a test in third grade, but to create children who are productive and curious, capable of continuing [learning] throughout their whole lifetime, being positive and contributing members of our culture.”
As Dr. Perry points out, most of education is self-motivated, and when children are first introduced to formal learning, it’s vital to instill the connection, the association, between fun and learning. In his words, “we need to make sure that [children] see that learning a topic can be exciting, it can be gratifying, make you feel more competent and comfortable—and that all of these things lead to a sense of accomplishment and a sense of joy in learning that will be much more important in the long run than the fact that they were able to identify a rectangle versus a triangle when they were four.”
In the spirit of joyful learning, the ICWIB! Program offers young children fun, simple-to-use tools for self-regulating and placing their minds in a learning-ready state. We believe that every child has greatness to bring to this world and we offer the ICWIB!activities as a means for empowering life-long learners to create a world for themselves full of happiness, wonder, and joy.
With this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE.
Also, in a recent interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!”
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