Smart Choices goes to Vegas!
I am so excited to announce that Smart Choices was in USCCA's magazine called Concealed Carry. We made it into their BIG January 2022 edition called THE PREDATOR PROJECT that launched in VEGAS at SHOT SHOW this year!
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Smart Choices is a well thought out deck of 84 Image Cards that focuses on IMAGES that will help parents/teachers/educators teach children to recognize danger and to make smart choices ahead of time. Smart Choices will aid in having a plan for the whole family so you AND your child will know what to do when presented with some difficult decisions.
Smart Choices Image Cards was designed to focus on your child processing primarily in pictures rather than words, so ideas are interconnected, and your child can see the relationship between elements (verbal discussion plus visual learning) in the whole.
Here are just a few advantages of this style of IMAGE BASED learning:
Smart Choices is not about dumping knowledge into your child’s brain; it is about carrying on a conversation with them. WE SUPPLY THE IMAGE AND YOU SUPPLY THE SUBJECT MATTER, with plenty of "helpful hints" from us.
The powerful images on the front of these cards plus the "helpful hints" on the back provoke incredibly important two-way conversations with our children, our grandchildren, our students, and our small groups around potentially dangerous situations and how to maneuver around them.
Having already talked though the dangers that each card elicits puts our kids in a position of preparedness, where they can draw on knowledge from a past experience, or in this case, a past card conversation. They know what to do!
We recommend picking one age appropriate card to discuss with your child about every 2-4 weeks. That could breakdown to 48 - 84 months of deep and meaningful conversations.
Smart Choices Image Cards are meant to be revisited as your child grows so you can test what they remember and continue to instill your parenting lessons throughout the years.
Smart Choices supply 84 two-sided Image Cards:
ANYONE can get involved!
Parents/guardians know their children best and "how to speak their child's language". Each parent has their own rules and teaching style so we are focusing on setting you up for success to help your child learn while you supply the "meat and potatoes" for each image.
I don't know about you guys but it sounds like a match made in heaven. Thank you USCCA for including Smart Choices Image Cards and finding value in our learning system.
Shelley Luehder Hill
*Some information was copied directly from UCSSA and SHOT SHOW's website
Shelley is the creator of Smart Choices, a public speaker, and a supporter of THINKING AHEAD. Smart Choices BLOG is a mixture of stories, Q & A interaction, new thought provoking ideas, guest BLOGS/videos, and MORE!