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The Link Between Mindfulness and IQ

  admin   |     January 31, 2020

Mindfulness has become a part of a much larger picture in the recent past. It’s not just meant for the Monks, Yogis, and those on a spiritual path, anymore. Scientific research has shown that practicing mindfulness is a great tool for success and can and should be taught from a very young…

Manage Your Emotions

By admin | Posted at January 24, 2020

We hear a lot nowadays, about emotional management, but what does that mean? People tend to have different theories about what managing one’s emotions entail. We can say this for sure, that it has nothing to do with ‘controlling’ the emotions. A lot of times when we think about ‘controlling’ we think…

5 SEL Strategies to Practise at Home

By admin | Posted at March 27, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Early Childhood Education

By admin | Posted at March 27, 2019

According to UNICEF, the early childhood period is considered from the time of conception to eight years of age. The earliest years of a child’s life are also considered by scientists, child psychologists, and other such related organizations as quite crucial in terms of the child’s growth…

Activity Centre for Toddlers

By admin | Posted at March 27, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Personality Development

By admin | Posted at March 19, 2019

Understanding of personality is most definitely not a unidimensional concept, in fact there are a variety of factors, external and internal, that affects the personality of the child. A child’s personality is affected by both ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ – the gender, heredity, environmental.…

Why PLAY is Important!

By admin | Posted at March 11, 2019

Play is very important here at Dolphin P.O.D – the ‘P’ in P.O.D stands for play, that’s how important! During play, the child is free to explore their environment, both internal and external, as well as get to know more about themselves and others! Play is crucial to reaching…

Social Emotional Development

By admin | Posted at March 6, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Back to school tips to keep your child smart, strong & happy while staying off technology!

By admin | Posted at January 14, 2019

5 Tips to get you started on a healthy tech diet As a society, we have been spending more time than ever watching videos, browsing social media and swiping our lives away on our tablets…

Tools to overcome the stress of exams

By admin | Posted at September 27, 2018

Time flies when we’re having fun and before we know it, the terms almost over and the exams begin to rear their ugly heads! At this time, many students may feel a sense of dread or anxiety, because with exams comes a lot of pressure and absolutely no fun and games.…

Is Your Child Stressed Out?

By admin | Posted at September 27, 2018

Dr. Shimi Kang shares how to recognize the signs and ways to help. Watch on BT Vancouver.…

7 Ways to Engage Your Child in Everyday Play

By admin | Posted at August 25, 2018

The “P” in Dolphin Kids’ P.O.D. stands for PLAY! Why is play important? From learning problem-solving skills, to creative thinking, processing emotions and building resilience, play offers great opportunities for growth…

The Power of Positive Mindset

By admin | Posted at August 22, 2018

Having a positive mindset has a bigger impact on performance than what researchers have expected. A recent study by Stanford University found something surprising. Researchers observed the brains of students to understand how attitude influence achievement…

Meditation for Kids

By admin | Posted at August 14, 2018

The need for meditative practice and/or mindfulness for children was an unheard-of concept until a few years back. The sudden influx in academic pressure with a need to balance that with their social and emotional needs, changed the way the world functioned before…

Communication Skills Activities

By admin | Posted at August 10, 2018

We live in a world where digital media is moving at an unfathomable pace. It is slowly impacting the way we express ourselves, interact with others and manage our relationships. In the age of Facebook, WhatsApp etc. – increasingly becoming the most frequented interface for…

The Role of Mother’s: Insights and tips on how mothers contribute to social-emotional-cognitive (SEC) learning

By admin | Posted at June 26, 2018

Mothers are most often the primary caregiver who support their children’s physical, emotional, mental and social development. As such, it is no surprise that mothers play a significant role in every aspect of their children’s growth…

Becoming a Successful Parent through Future Fit Learning

By admin | Posted at March 31, 2018

Contemporary parenting is hard! Bombarded with expert advices & societal expectations, we have an ‘information overload’ because of an increased access to understanding how others parent. Just when we think we’ve got it ‘right’ someone will cast doubt into our minds, because what is right…

Ways to help kids overcome fear of failure

By admin | Posted at March 6, 2018

You have cooed, cuddled and coddled your babies since birth and raised them with tags like Superman or Power Puff Girl. Well, to every parent their child is the winner!But then there comes the time of reality check- your little one is growing up, getting familiar with the school and bedtime…

Unique After School Activities you Must Try for Your Child

By admin | Posted at January 27, 2018

As the school academic year comes close to end, many parents are thinking not only about the new classes and syllabus, but also what their kids will do after school. And why not? Keeping your child occupied in the time between school of the biggest challenges facing a parent today…

How to Help Your Child Deal with Shyness

By admin | Posted at January 19, 2018

Shyness is completely normal in children and most of the times nothing at all to worry about. In fact, a new study conducted by the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut examined shyness. They found that shy children know the answer to questions just…

Eight Ways to Make Public Speaking Easier for Your Child

By admin | Posted at January 12, 2018

Butterflies in stomach, sweaty palms, shivers down the spine- well, you would certainly know by now what I am talking about! If you are wondering why your otherwise confident, outgoing child goes in a freeze-mode when all eyes are on her, read further to know ways…

A Sneak Peek into Asia’s First Life Skill Development Centre – Dolphin POD

By admin | Posted at December 21, 2017

Our little ones are constantly growing, learning and evolving, every single day of their lives. But children don’t need to be sitting behind a desk or computer screen to learn new skills. As parents, we need to nurture and inspire our child’s innate intelligence by empowering them to be self motivated through social connection…

Five Basic Life Skills Your Child Must Learn

By admin | Posted at December 15, 2017

As a mother I am always on a look out for something extra when it comes to the health of my children or their education and learning. Think of those health drinks- the ones that promise an extra dose of nutrition to boost your child’s health. Or those summer camps and art & craft classes…

Are You Parenting ‘The Dolphin Way’?

By admin | Posted at November 16, 2017

Many of the prevalent parenting styles today describe parents that “take over.” Whether it is the Tiger parent pushing piano, the Helicopter parent hovering over homework, the Bubble Wrap parent over-protecting, or the Snow-Plough parent shoving all obstacles out of the way— all of these models create an environment…

Downtime: Is your Child Getting Enough Real Downtime?

By admin | Posted at November 9, 2017

Children’s lives these days are fast-paced. With the increase in technology and various electronic gadgets, they no longer know how to give rest to their brain. Even in the free time, children of the 21st century indulge themselves with Xbox, mobiles, tablets or watching TV…

Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

By admin | Posted at November 4, 2017

What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night. When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged…

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Why Making Mistakes Is Good For Your Kids

By admin | Posted at October 27, 2017

Dr Shimi K Kang(co-founder Dolphin POD) Hockey great Wayne Gretzky often said “You miss every shot you don’t take.” The same is true for learning opportunities: if children decide against trying something, they will never know what they may be missing out on…

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Why Social & Emotional Learning is the “Secret Sauce” to Success!

By admin | Posted at October 25, 2017

Social skills are falling, while child anxiety is on the rise Ninety-two percent of today’s super-connected youth (often dubbed “The Internet Generation”) go online daily, while 88% use a smartphone. Children are growing up in a world where social connections depend on a strong WiFi signal…

‘It’s not about bookish knowledge; it’s about being prepared for the future’

By admin | Posted at October 24, 2017

Dolphin Pod isn’t just a centre. It’s a path of new learning. It’s a new dimension that incorporates 21st-century tools to prepare children for their paths ahead. We don’t teach academics. Schools are doing a good job of that. We partner with the kids to realize their potential and prepare themselves…

Why Dolphin POD?

By admin | Posted at October 12, 2017

Dolphin Coaches and Pod Sessions: Why Two Fins are better than one – Dr Shimi K Kang (Psychiatrist and Author) The National Education Association (NEA) deems collaboration as an essential skill for students to learn, because it is inherent in how work is accomplished and how our workforce functions. In my research, I have found the characteristics of…

Dolphin POD – a Thoughtful Initiative to Make Every Child a twenty first Century Leader

By admin | Posted at September 23, 2017

Shobana Mahansaria is born entrepreneur. Her drive to create and start many new ventures has been an inborn quality she has always used with passion. Born and raised in Thailand, Ms. Mahansaria graduated from the prestigious Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and later…

Destressing children through life skills training

By admin | Posted at August 2, 2017

It is hard to confirm whether a child is stressed due to their lack of knowledge about what that really means, this is why it is important as an adult to educate children on stress. Life skills are being taught to assist children in successfully dealing with stressful life events, even before they occur…

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