Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Saturday, 04.19.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Aug 23,2006
Raising 'Emotional Intelligence' Through Play
by NewsUSA

Every day, children face mental and emotional challenges that require patience, understanding and good judgment. How can parents teach their children to cope with this complex world?

Oikos Global has created games designed to do just that. Oikos Games 1, 2 and 3, each aimed at a different age group, help children raise their emotional intelligence through rewards and consequences, repetition and play. The games involve various interpersonal situations that children may encounter in their lives. Through lively participation and dynamic interchange between parents and children, the games reinforce positive behavior.

"As a learning tool, Oikos Game provides a venue for players to talk about emotional and interpersonal skills while having fun," said Dr. Michael Rayel, a psychiatrist and inventor of Oikos Games.

Oikos Games focus on developing positive social skills for children and young teens to reduce conflict and increase their self esteem. Here are a few of the skills that the games teach:

* Assertiveness: This involves expressing one's desires, opinions and ideas in a tactful way to avoid hurting the feelings of others.

* Active listening: This aims at improving empathy through frequent eye contact and the use of gestures and verbal cues to encourage open communication.

* Anger management: This concerns techniques to increase self-control. Children learn how to cool down and to explore alternative behaviors.

Oikos also offers daily inspirational cards to encourage principles of success, such as "be persistent," accompanied by a mini-biography of a famous person who illustrates this idea.

Several Oikos games and products, including Fikloo and Wordigy, have won the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award given by Martin-Ola Press, a Missouri-based company. The award recognizes "products of outstanding quality that support family values." Products are judged based on how they help children grow ethically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically.

Oikos Global, too, honors and recognizes children and teenagers who have made a positive difference in their schools and communities through its own Oikos Global Award.

For more information, visit www.oikosglobal.com.

1302 times read

Related news
Tips to Help Your Kids Celebrate Reading by NewsUSA posted on Feb 09,2006

Early Childhood Programs Receive Funding Boost by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Apr 14,2006

Parenting skills should trump mental health screening by Phyllis Schlafly posted on Feb 02,2007

Violent video games held to be free speech by Phyllis_Schlafly posted on Apr 04,2008

Money and You: Instilling values in your children - Part II by Carrie_Schwab_Pomerantz posted on Dec 03,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 6 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?