Smart Kid Choice's Definition of Success: Prepare your child by developing critical thinking and problem solving to help them make smart choices when you are not there.
Smart Kid Choices is all about communicating with your child, student, grandchild, etc. with the use of images to help them recognize danger, build confidence, and make smart choices. There’s a reason your child’s storybooks are filled with colorful pictures and images. Visuals are proven to help increase learning retention for kids, adds context and makes it easier for kids to follow along and interpret the context of the point you are trying to get across.
According to Dr. Lynell Burmark, education consultant who writes and speaks about visual literacy: “…unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear. Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can only retain about seven bits of information (plus or minus 2) […]. Images, on the other hand, go directly into long-term memory where they are indelibly etched.”
Our main focus at the moment is our Smart Kid Cards. The scenarios that each image provides will give you a change to promote GOOD FIRST DECISIONS. With each conversation, you will be putting your 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!
ANYONE can get involved!
Smart Kid Cards 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 Kid Cards 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 Kid 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 Kid Cards 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.
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 Kid 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:
Smart Kid Choices is dedicated to my parents Thomas Oscar Henry Luehder and Marla Ann Smith Luehder.
Family Owned & Operated. We believe that critical thinking, problem solving, pre-need decisions and confidence building lead to making smart choices. Our goal is that Smart Choices Image Cards help your child connect YOUR conversations and OUR Smart Choices images with REAL LIFE situations. We are working as a team to help them find the SMART CHOICE "file in their brain" that relates to the situation, act on it, and get home safely.