curaFUN’s StrengthBuilders provide unlimited access to a comprehensive collection of effective programs which evaluate, improve, support and roadmap the social emotional skills, performance and behavioral readiness of children ages 5-15. These multi-disciplinary programs give your child the expert guidance from a team of a child psychologist, performance coach, speech therapist, behavior therapist and school counselor.
curaFUN’s StrengthBuilder is subscription that provides unlimited access to a comprehensive collection of programs which assess, improve, support and roadmap the social emotional skills, performance and behavioral readiness of children ages 5-15.
Subscriptions are available in English or Mandarin Chinese, and parent may sign up for a year, 6-months or by the month. There is no commitment on your part–only our unwavering commitment to helping your children realize their maximum potential.
Each of our programs start with a series of rigorously validated professional social emotional evaluation to determine your child’s current strengths and weaknesses. Many kids are test-adverse, so we’ve built this typically tedious assessment into a game.
*Children usually finish this after six to ten sessions with the program
When your child completes the assessment, you’ll receive a report showing his/her scores in each of the six inner strength areas and as they compared to others. Our assessment has been reviewed by the National Science Foundation and multiple other third-parties for their validity and accuracy.
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From here on, your child’s experience in our programs becomes personalized based on their assessment results with our AI deep data algorithm seven years in the making, and it changes as students make progress, targeting the areas where your student most needs a boost.
*Scenes can be repeated as many as your child would like, and there are hundreds of different options.
Members are guided through strength building activities like daily mood check-in, gratitude journal, breathing meditations, positive thinking, goal setting every time they log on to our site. Connect to growth-oriented and like-minded children on our Shining Moments page where the community share curated inspirational stories.
Our system analyzes your child’s progress throughout the program, and provide continued evaluation results and our expert’s recommendations in your parental portal, breaking down each strength into specific foundational skills.
Pre-K to 1st Grade
StrengthBuilder: Zoo Academy first assesses, then systematically develops the skills necessary to cultivate a growth mindset and emotional intelligence in children 4.5 years to 7 years old. The first program of its kind backed by multiple scientific studies, StrengthBuilder is an interactive and effective experiential learning program for children to practice new skills to eventually develop better habits and better approaches in real life. Topics covered include going to a new school, separation anxiety, inviting friends to play, dealing with rejection and much more.
for 7 – 11 Year-Olds
Do your kids want more friends? speak more confidently? Set and reach their goals? StrengthBuilder: Zoo U, a program funded by the US Department of Education and National Science Foundation to improve children’s social emotional skills, provides your child with a proven accurate and effective three-part program: assessment + improvement + consultation. Throughout this program, your child will face common life problems appropriate for their age, such as dealing with bullies, following complicated instructions, staying focused despite distractions, and problem solve, decide how to communicate and interact with other characters.
We cover topics including active listening, perspective taking, word choices, body language, negotiation styles that children usually have to wait until college to learn.
Lessons in this category help your child in conflict resolution and become a leader from an early age. Developing the cooperation strength also help children make, keep friends friends, and start preparing for leadership roles.
Empathy is foundational to conflict resolution, leadership and emotional wellbeing. It doesn’t just help people get along, but also enhances happiness and reduce stress. Perspective taking is frequently practiced throughout all programs, and aides problem solving greatly.
Growing numbers of expert say resilience is the #1 key to success. We don’t just “lecture” about resilience. In our programs, children learn by doing–overcoming, problem-solving tough situations like bullying, peer pressure, unexpected changes, test anxiety, rejection, etc.
Self-disciplined children control their impulses, considering possible consequences and goals before they act. Our programs purposely challenge children in areas they most need work. Children will face positive role models as well as learn to resist temptations.
The more confident children are, the more likely they are to try new things, stand firm against peer pressure, feel proud of who they are, and really give their best shot at everything they do. Components of growth mindset like positive thinking are taught, practiced and reinforced.