Super Kids – Life-Skills Development Programme

Super Kids - Life-Skills Development Programme

Super Kids is a Life Skills development program developed by mental health professionals and educators.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been advocating for life skills development programmes since the 1990’s. Society has always had the perception that life skills entail tings such as teaching children how to do the dishes or how to look after their pets. Life skills is much more than this! The WHO defines life skills as “the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with demands and challenges of the everyday life.”

Life skills is therefore exactly what the name suggests: life skills are the skills we as human beings need to effectively deal with all the challenges and hurdles life throws at us.

It is also important to take note of all the drastic changes which came about in all sectors of society. Therefore our children are required to learn on array of skills in order to cope with these changes and societal demands. Research has found that life skills holds great benefits for the individual and society.

These benefits includes coming up with new and unique ways in which to solve problems; effective time management; increased emotional intelligence; ability to recognise and accept difference among people and engage with others accordingly; and many more.

According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) here are 10 core life skills which we need to teach our children. These core life skills are:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Creative Thinking
  3. Decision Making
  4. Problem solving
  5. Empathy
  6. Effective communication
  7. Interpersonal Relationships
  8. Self-Awareness
  9. Stress Management
  10. Coping with Emotions

We took these 10 core Life-Skills and grouped them into 4 superpowers:

Communication Superpowers

Financial Superpowers

Includes topics such as:

  • Public speaking,
  • Conflict resolution,
  • Respect,
  • Assertiveness

Includes topics such as:

  • Money,
  • Denominations,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Saving

Emotional Superpowers

Leadership Superpowers

Includes topics such as:

  • Emotions,
  • Empathy,
  • Kindness,
  • Relaxation

Includes topics such as:

  • Bullying,
  • Role models,
  • Teamwork,
  • Values

Accessing the Super Kids Lessons:

The Super Kids programme consists of 33 unique lessons (with more topics in the making) and 4 recap lessons which can be completed at your own pace. These lessons are only available on the official Super Kids online platform. The online platform is accessible from any smartphone, tablet and/or computer with an internet connection. These lessons are fun-filled and your child’s understanding and comprehension can be assessed immediately.