The initiative aims to help children acquire better interpersonal skills
MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - It's with the aim of helping youth develop emotional skills and in honour of World Children's Day, that the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation launches three online educational videos that share tips to help kids feel comfortable in their minds, hearts and in their skin.
The videos are geared to young children and focus on identifying and communicating emotions. Videos are available today in English and in French on the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation website. Designed as fun tools, the videos can be used by parents at home or by educators in childcare or educational settings.
A joint initiative with Baluchon Magique Productions, the videos feature Alix, a little girl who shares concepts such as uniqueness, kindness, patience, guidelines and diversity with her best friend, Shaï, as well as with her other companions. The videos introduce techniques kids can use to regain their calm. Simply communicated, all while remaining appealing and interesting to children, these videos also provide tools that will serve them in the development of healthy interpersonal and emotional skills.
"It's by teaching children how to identify and communicate their feelings and their needs that one will be able to develop his self-confidence," says Jasmin Roy, President of the Foundation. "In other words, we must teach our children how to read emotions early on so that they acquire better interpersonal skills."
The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation
Created in 2010, the primary mission of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation is to fight bullying, violence and discrimination in elementary and high school. The Foundation aims to promote caring environments for students by supporting and organizing various initiatives that provide more effective interventions for victims, aggressors and witnesses. The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation team is committed to finding long-term solutions to the problems of violence and bullying in all walks of life and engaging in mental health prevention with affected youth. Jasmin Roy and Sophie Desmarais, the Foundation's patron, are now registered as representatives of civil society with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
SOURCE Fondation Jasmin Roy