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What is Quest Depot?

What is Quest Depot?

Quest Depot is an incentive-tied, science-based gamified experience for personal growth that helps people as young as elementary school to set goals, track progress, review performance, think positively and live out their dreams. Personal goals are turned into quests at Quest Depot, and users benefit from all proven effective productivity and success methods automatically applied to their goal in a ... Read More

How much do adventurers get paid?

Below is a chart of exactly how treasure chests are rewarded at the end of a quest. Quest Depot’s payout rate is designed specifically to maximize motivation and facilitate behavior change. It’s also important to note that Quest Depot doesn’t require 100% success for full treasure chest award qualification. Perfectionism impedes long-term personal growth, and we value progress and effort ... Read More

Details of how the Treasure Chest works

Psychologists and performance scientists agree that behaviors can be shaped by a consistently-implemented reward system. Treasure Chest is the reward--actual money--adventurers can earn by completing their quests successfully. It teaches and reinforces the important relationship of one’s actions and life outcome which builds a growth, success-oriented mindset. We’ve gotten requests for non-monetary treasure chest options, and there is a way ... Read More
Why you should be writing

Why you should be writing

Writing heals. Writing calms. It connects and brings self-awareness. To write, we have to slow down our busy minds and focus on our purpose. It requires us to reflect on our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and see them clearly--which is why journaling has been found to benefit one’s long-term mental health even more than assistance from therapists. This process of reflection ... Read More

Which Multilingual Immersion should I choose for my child? Zoo Academy or Zoo U

Subscription to Multilingual Immersion gives children to the English and Chinese editions of a StrengthBuilder that is suitable for their language ability. Children go through scenarios and quests as their avatar in our training games in the order that's suggested to them from their user dashboard. curaFUN's multilingual specialists make adjustment to your child's performance. Multilingual Immersions enable students to ... Read More

How do you ensure children users’ online safety on curafun.com?

We share your concerns, and have spent years tweaking parent control setting in our homes, trying every app, hardware that are released. Our program provides a safe environment for children to learn, fail and try again.  It is an intentional and controlled learning environment, and the only equivalent is hiring a one-on-one coach with years of experience in child psychology and education pedagogy. Also, ... Read More

Will my child use the program? Is it boring?

Question: You claim that games in your programs are educational and not addictive. Then does that mean it's boring and my kids won't like it? Our programs are definitely not entertainment. curaFUN programs professionally evaluate children in six core strength areas, and then dynamically calibrate level of difficulty to challenge your kids especially in areas where they need the most ... Read More

Is it possible for my child to finish the entire game in one month? Can I cancel after a month?

Our research shows that children from schools and parents who observe best practices tend to complete each program in about six months. curaFUN is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the emotional wellbeing of Asian youth worldwide.  Read about our mission here.  Each subscription includes not only the game but assessment and recommendation as well as important on-going activities like daily mood check-in, gratitude journal, breathing meditations, positive thinking, ... Read More

Zone of Proximal Development

When you notice that your child has made obvious progress, it's easy to forget to encourage them because you may think it’s what they're supposed to be doing. Just like when the child is younger, not knowing how to play jigsaw puzzles, you would take their hands and finish jigsaw puzzles together. After a period of time, you would suddenly ... Read More

Can my child repeat the game more than once?

Of course! Simulations are essential to skill building and retention. Pilots are not qualified without training on the flight simulator and astronauts aren’t sent to space without zero gravity training. Likewise, children shouldn’t be expected to master such a complicated skill as resilience, confidence, negotiation, leadership without adequate reinforcement. CuraFUN games instructs specific strategies, skills in progressively challenging levels, and ... Read More

Do I have to sign a contract or commit to a long membership?

No, there is no long-term commitment. We want to make our programs assessible to as many families as possible. However you should keep in mind that the full value of curaFUN's programs are in their unique three-prong approach. Parents receive a personalized and valid Strength Assessment Report for their child after he/she has completed the first six scenes of our ... Read More

curaFUN’s products were developed in the US. Aren’t there cultural differences in the tone of voice, facial expressions, postures and social cues that you’re teaching children?

A study by the UNESCO MGIEP using StrengthBuilders showed how social and emotional skill development requirements were similar amongst children aged 5-15, across countries and races. Our multilingual games were found to give children a leg-up to thrive in multi-cultural classroom settings. We followed a multi-pronged approach to develop Mandarin language learning products for children aged 5-15, in the following ... Read More

My child can read fluently yet. When there is no pinyin or BoPoMoFe, my child can’t read all texts. Will you be adding these reading tools in the games?

curaFUN programs can accommodate a wide range of abilities. Children can still play and enjoy our games even when they cannot read fluently. Every single line is recorded and played aloud either automatically or at the click of a mouse, and the program is developed and tested to children’s social emotional and cognitive developmental milestones ... Read More

Some of the dialogue text got cut off in the game. Why aren’t all texts displaying in the games?

The text displaying on screen are merely visual aids, mainly as anchors to help children make choices throughout the game. It’s far too easy for children to speed through the game without listening and understand the nonverbal, often untaught element of communication. Some of the choices presented to children in our programs appear identical in print but convey drastically different ... Read More

How do the Multilingual Immersions work? Can my child play in both languages at the same time?

curaFUN’s Multilingual Immersions are best suited for language learners with at least an intermediate understanding of the foreign language who wish for true fluency. There are no vocabulary flashcards or similar basic skill building instructions. A good question to ask is whether your child would understand at least half of the content if they were spoken to in that foreign ... Read More

I really like your mission, and have my own stories (we call them shining moments) that I’d like to share with the next generation.

Yes!!! By all means, please share with the next generation. We live in a world where most of us have more but treasure less. Experiences are the best teachers. curaFUN's Shining Moments page is a great place to share your experiences and mentor Earth's future movers and shakers. You may also contact us to discuss the possibility of arrange for ... Read More

How long should my child be spending on curaFUN games?

"We recommend 30 minutes of game play twice a week for skill retention, but even 15 minutes would be beneficial. Be sure to help your children set up their avatar in the game play as some younger children have trouble with this portion. When the game says “You finished the game,” your child has finished a scene, and may return ... Read More

Is the StrengthBuilder game an IQ test or assessment?

curaFUN’s StrengthBuilder is an age-specific collection of comprehensive 3-part programs which assess, improve and roadmap the social emotional skills, performance and behavioral readiness of children ages 5-15. The composite score from StrengthBuilder assessments have been validated to be a reliable social emotional competence (SEC) score. (Cronbach’s alpha =.82).  Validity of StrengthBuilder’s evaluations and reporting went through rigorous validation criteria, compiling ... Read More

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