Connection Zoo® is a social emotional learning game that uses play and conversation to help your kids thrive, not just survive – academically and emotionally.
In addition to academic curriculum, developing social and emotional skills is essential to effectively managing the emotional effects of the unprecedented uncertainty, stress, and big emotions (yours and theirs) we are experiencing.
The Connection Zoo® Homeschool Kit provides you with everything you need to teach essential social and emotional skills and prepare your kids for a happy, successful life. You can personalize its use to meet your specific needs, as well as the time and space you have available. Use for family time and in your homeschool classroom. For a virtual classroom experience, use the presentation in the digital library to introduce Connection Zoo to your students and engage them in conversation.
Nurture your kids’ special gifts and develop their skills to prepare them to successfully manage the challenges, uncertainty, and joys of life. Social and emotional intelligence skills are among the top 10 skills that will be most needed and in demand in the future. They are “power” skills that are differentiators for performance and life success.
Connection Zoo® is playful learning that connects!
Homeschool Parent and Influencer, Chelsea Day of Someday I’ll Learn, talks about how her family uses Connection Zoo® in her EPIC How to Homeschool Guide. She says:
Beyond establishing a community, I think that it is absolutely crucial to discuss emotions and mental wellbeing with kids. We like to flip through Connection Zoo cards over dinner. They feature zoo animals and their characteristics and strengths. Your kids can have concrete examples of adaptable animals so that in stressful situations, they can remember to “find a trusted team member” like zebras do, or “take a hissing breath” like a milk snake to calm themselves. They can even gamify it, with zookeeper badges and rewards and stickers galore!