What is FocusedKids?

FocusedKids™ is a brain empowerment program for use in the classroom and at home.

Children, parents, and teachers learn about the developing brain using puppets to represent three parts. Following the brain lesson, they learn simple mindful exercises that support the development of executive function, including skills of self-regulation. Current research is finding that these are foundational skills essential to developing other abilities such as “prosocial” behavior, academic habits, and general life skills.

The other concept that sets the program apart is the use of the “calm down basket” both in the classroom and at home. The basket holds tools that help children calm down and focus their attention any time they need it, without distracting others. This supports the development of the crucial skills of self-regulation.