Bring Brain Science Straight to your Kids!

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Brain Education

The brains of children in PreK through 2nd Grade are undergoing an intense amount of growth and development.  During this time, children are experiencing core learning and development in reading, writing, math, problem solving, socialization, and sharing. 

Though the brain is undergoing intense development during this time, teaching students about the important of their brain and how to optimize it is not an area of focus for the vast majority of educators.  This is for a number of reasons, including:  A lack of capacity to teach about the brain with the high number of standards and expectations placed on educators, lack of resources and training, and even a lack of programs and curricula specific to brain education.

For this reason, parents are now looking to supplement teaching about the brain at home.  ZainyTime is an excellent resource for parents to deliver high quality, easy to adapt, and highly accessible lessons about the brain to their children at home, in the car, or anywhere they go!

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Current Trends in Children's Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and​ the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM):

  • 1 in 6 children aged 2-8 years (17.4%) have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder

  • Among children living below the Federal Poverty Level, more than 1 in 5 (22%) have a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder

  • The pandemic has created a perfect storm of stressors for children

  • Mental health related visits to healthcare professionals have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic

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Benefits of ZainyTime

  • Program focuses on helping 4-7 years understand:

    • Brain Basics, including how to protect, hydrate, and nourish the brain for optimum performance​

    • The Boss Brain (Prefrontal Cortex), including how to exercise this part of the brain and what to do when it isn't working properly

    • Mindfulness, including the importance of understanding our individual feelings, how to check-in with our feelings, how to check-in with our breathing, and how to practice mindfulness

    • Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs), including the understanding that our thoughts are powerful, automatic, and how to combat them when they lie to us

    • Kindness as the precursor to empathy, including the recognition that we each have strengths and struggles, and that we work best when we combine all of our strengths together as a team

    • Supercharging the Brain, including a review of all lessons and units to remind students how to love their brain, be mindful, be kind, and correct automatic negative thoughts

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Continuous Improvement

Membership to ZainyTime includes access to new content released each month, as well as the ability to participate in a monthly Q&A Session for parents with the course development team.  

This means that, in addition to the Core Program of 6 Units and 30 Lessons, you and your children will have access to new, relevant, and engaging content, videos, and/or lessons as time goes on!

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Sample Lesson
Lesson 6:4 - I Will Love My Thinking

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