Puppetry in Education Program

 

The Concerned Kids’ education curriculum uses a non-threatening medium of interactive puppetry to introduce a number of sensitive topics to elementary school aged children and community organizations all over the city of Toronto and the surrounding GTA.  We empower young people through the creative medium of puppetry. In order to stay relevant with what students face on a daily basis, The Concerned Kids has adjusted its programming to better align to the realities of School Curriculums.

Accepting Differences

The Accepting Differences Program encourages students to respect and embrace each other’s unique abilities. The scripts explore some of the ways that people can be different, providing examples of
physical differences (visual impairment and cerebral palsy), learning differences (ADHD) and
developmental differences (autism). Students are reminded that everyone has different strengths and challenges, and that we all have our own ways of learning and achieving our goals. 

Bullying Prevention

Our Bullying Prevention Program helps students identify bullying situations and offers
strategies to help them stand up for themselves and others. We explore the importance of expressing our feelings, talking about our problems and working together to resolve
disagreements in a constructive and considerate way. We strive to educate children about the issue of bullying, to promote sensitivity toward peers, and to provide strategies to help children cope with and avoid bullying situations. 

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Gender Expression &
Family Diversity

Our Gender Expression and Family Diversity Program explores concepts like gender-based stereotyping and modern variations on the nuclear family through fun and relatable storylines. By inviting young people to consider their preconceived notions about gender and family, we strive to foster caring and inclusive school environments where all kids are free to be themselves.  

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Healthy Kids Program 

Our Healthy Kids Program explores the different ways that we can help our bodies grow up healthy and strong.  In a world of fast food and online entertainment, it can be easy to forget the importance of regular activity and healthy eating. This program gets kids excited about eating right and staying active at an early age, because practicing healthy habits as a kid helps you become a healthy adult!

Mental Health

Our Mental Health Program focuses on the importance of expressing our emotions and confiding in people that we trust. These scripts provide students with tools to help them foster and maintain a healthy state of mind. 

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Peer Pressure &
Substance Abuse

Our Peer Pressure & Substance Abuse Program addresses the concerns associated with young
people using illegal substances. The script provides students with practical tools for standing up to peer pressure, and empowers them to make healthy and informed choices about drugs and alcohol. This program follows the story of a group of kids and their individual experiences dealing with peer pressure and substance abuse. 

Accepting Differences

Our Healthy Kids Program explores the different ways that we can help our bodies grow up healthy and strong.  In a world of fast food and online entertainment, it can be easy to forget the importance of regular activity and healthy eating. This program gets kids excited about eating right and staying active at an early age, because practicing healthy habits as a kid helps you become a healthy adult!

Safety Lessons

The Safety Lessons Program provides children with important safety strategies in a fun and engaging 3-part performance. Students learn what to do if they get lost, how to stay safe around strangers and how to call 911 in an emergency.

Understanding Consent

Our  Understanding Consent Program introduces students to the concept of consent and emphasizes the importance of respecting each other’s physical boundaries by presenting relatable, age-appropriate scenarios for both junior and senior audiences.

Vandalism Prevention

Our Vandalism and Graffiti Prevention Program promotes community pride and respect for public and
private property. Students learn about the negative repercussions of vandalism and the possible
consequences of defacing school property. This presentation empowers young people to stand up to peer pressure and to work together to make their school communities safe and happy places to learn and grow!

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