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.
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.
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 bullying, promote sensitivity toward peers, and provide strategies to help children cope with and avoid bullying situations.
In Staying Safe During COVID-19, our puppet friends share essential tips on staying safe during the pandemic. This program reiterates public health messages and normalizes social distancing and health protocols. This program is ideal for younger viewers.
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Our Cyber Bullying program finds our puppets confronting bullying on the internet. Our puppets discuss the impacts of cyberbullying and ways to combat cyberbullying. The puppets also connect our young audience with support services in the school and community.This program is ideal for children 7+.
Kids are spending more time online. In Cyber Safety, the puppet characters discuss ways to stay safe while spending time online. This program is ideal for all ages.
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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Our programs are offered virtually to home-school and in-school classes. Bring us into your virtual classroom or through your smart-board. This way we can adhere to safety protocols and keep kids safe.
Our programs not only educate kids, keep them engaged, and reduce their social
isolation, they also provide parents and educators with a much-deserved break.
Our goal is to arm students with the necessary skills for healthy social development, and to empower young people to fulfill their potential as successful and
Each performance includes:
1 Live Puppeteer
30 minute show on a topic of choice
15 minute Q & A with the puppet
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How it Works
Bring us in to your classroom using your smart board
Invite us to your Google Classroom, with up to 75 children participants and 5 educators
We offer a wide array of art-based activities to keep the learning going. One of our trained artists will facilitate a 1 hour workshop with your class.
Our kits include everything that the student would need to participate. These kits are shipped directly to the educator for distribution.