Who We Are
POD stands for Play, Others and Downtime; and is the fundamental building block of the Dolphin Kids™ philosophy and curriculum.
As the 3 unique pillars of Dolphin Kids™ learning, all programs are backed by the latest in neuroscience research to enhance children’s brain development, and include: fun indoor and outdoor activities (Play), social and emotional development (Others), kids yoga, mindfulness exercises and the art of positive thinking (Downtime) in their curriculum – accommodating to all different learning styles.
First introduced in the #1 national bestselling parenting book The Dolphin Way by Dr. Shimi Kang M.D., POD was inspired by the highly playful, creative, socially-advanced, and intelligent Dolphin pods found in nature.
A new dimension of learning!
Dolphin Kids™ Future-ready Leaders – develop the mindset and life skills to achieve your dreams! Through the P.O.D. based method of Play (learning through curiosity & passion ), Others (social skills & connection), and Downtime (wellness & resilience tools), our variety of programs foster focus, gratitude, adaptability, resilience, and life-skills development for children of all ages, parents, educators, and coaches.
By utilizing the latest research in neuroscience for Innovation, Social Leadership and Self-Motivation, Dolphin Kids™ teaches the 5 key skills of CQ™ – Consciousness Quotient. This is the new 21st century intelligence of Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Contribution.
The 3 unique pillars of Dolphin Kids™ learning
PLAY AND EXPLORATION lead to Innovation! Future leaders must be able to be curious, ask questions, challenge conventional thinking and create new ideas. Dolphin Kids™ programs include teacher facilitated play with expertly curated games, art, drama, music and body movement.
OTHERS leads to Leadership! Social connection and the ability to build positive relationships with others is an imperative skill for happy, healthy and self-motivated children. Dolphin Kids™ programs guide children through communication and collaborative leadership training with teamwork activities, role playing, public speaking and break-out sessions.
DOWNTIME leads to Resilience & Motivation! To thrive in our imbalanced world, children need to learn coping strategies and stress management techniques as soon as possible. Dolphin Kids™ programs guide children through mindfulness activities, attention training, and the cultivation of positive mental habits such as optimism, gratitude and grit.
What We Teach
We focus on a larger theme set to help develop your little leader’s Consciousness Quotient known as E.A.S.I.E.R. – Emotional Wellness, Adaptability, Social Connections/Awareness, Innovation, Ethics, and Resilience. These larger themes shape your little ones world view and makes them smarter, happier, and stronger!
Developed by Dolphin Kids™ founder, parenting author, and psychiatrist, Dr. Shimi Kang, the 5 Cs of CQ™ include creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and contribution.
Dolphin Kids™ after-school, spring, and summer camps focus on the development of CQ™ through multisensorial & experiential learning; creating a safe space where future leaders can engage, create, explore, and practice adaptability, innovation, & leadership.
The methodology used in order to achieve our goal is very unique and one of a kind throughout Asia, known as the POD Methodology. Founded by Dr. Shimi Kang, Associate Professor at British Columbia University, the POD Methodology engages the three different types of intelligence, making the learning fun and long lasting.
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