The Coolest Color Metaphors !
Jeffrey Freed, Author: Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World "The "I Believe in Me!"™DVD will help children associate early learning with fun, setting the stage for a positive foundation that will benefit children throughout their school years. The creative use of color is a great way to reach the emerging visual learner, who processes information emotionally, pictorially and associatively."
We're using color to carry the message!
Emotions, memories and messages metaphorically connected to color - capturing children's attention and their hearts.
Children are more open to creative expression and color recognition is one of the first things they learn.
In this very unique dialogue we open up children's imagination and carry on an imaginative conversation of their connection to color with events, memories and feelings. Children readily respond and connect to this teaching method.
Our curriculum/guide is designed to help extend the use of the DVD viewing experience, whether a parent, teacher, grandparent...it is full of lessons and activities!
Let "I Believe in Me!"™ help your child to live life more fully!
We are Introducing!
A Color Metaphor Teaching Tool That:
Captures and Keeps Kids Attention
Stimulates Left & Right Brain utilization
Improves Expansion Thinking
The words from the color segment Chili Pepper Red
CHILI PEPPER RED
What is Chili Pepper Red?
Chili Pepper Red is the sound of Wow!
Wow! Is a great feeling!
Can you say WOW as loud as you can?
Can you say WOW as soft as you can?
Wow is the Oh my! of life.
What’s fun for you today?
Children in video respond with:
Cherry Pie, Playing with my train, Painting.
How does Wow make you feel?
Wow, makes me happy.
Wow, makes me feel glad.
Chili Pepper Red is standing up for what is right
and listening to others instead of a fight
Stand up tall and say, let’s play!
Can you say, let’s play?
C’mon Let’s Play
Be good, be kind, be nice.
Ditty: Be Good, Be Kind, Be Nice. . .
Chili Pepper Red is hot soup
on a cold day
And covers pulled up when it's cold outside
Isn't it nice to feel warm inside?
Cozy, safe, warm ...
Chili Pepper Red is giving food to the hungry
and gifts to those in need
Can you give someone a surprise to make them feel Wow?
A hug, a kiss, a smile?
What is your Chili Pepper Red?
Children on video respond:
My Chili Pepper Red, is tucking me into bed.
My Chili Pepper Red, is tomato soup.
My Chili Pepper Red, is my sparkling red tutu.
Using Color as a metaphorical
teaching tool accomplishes:
Metaphorical expression ~ the imaginative comparison of one dissimilar thing to another as if it is that thing ~ has long been a tool of creative thinking and a means to capture the attention of an audience. This early learning of metaphorical expression will serve children well when they are asked in later years to express and interpret the written word.
Development of Expansion Thinking and Creativity
Thinking beyond the normal possibilities and delving into, a wondering of "What if?", "What else?", and "Why not?" Creativity shuts down early in the current academic culture, dropping significantly by age seven.The “I Believe In Me!”™ series is using color as a metaphorical means to convey a message as well as setting the stage for creative expansion thinking. If color were something else, what might it be? What if color were a feeling? An event? A smell? A taste? A moment? There are no wrong answers... only playful exploration of the mind to freely wonder, imagine and explore.
When we ask, "What is your Chili Pepper Red?" be aware that there may be no response. You may never "hear" an answer, yet the wondering of it, might be churning around in the child’s head... and one day they may reply with an answer ~ or simply begin noticing things in a new way ~ that in and of its self is worthy ~ trust the creative stimulus is working.
Right -Brained vs. Left-Brained
The “I Believe In Me!”™ series, assists the right-brained learner and yet appeals to the left-brained thinker for it makes "sense" and is logical in application. The series is appealing to the visual learner for the children actually "see" the immediate application in real life scenarios acted out.
Jeffrey Freed, Author: Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World "The "I Believe in Me!"™ series will help children associate early learning with fun, setting the stage for a positive foundation that will benefit children throughout their school years. The creative use of color is a great way to reach the emerging visual learner, who processes information emotionally, pictorially and associatively."
Pattern of Language
In using color as the metaphorical carrier of the lessons, we are breaking what is known as the pattern of language, forcing children to listen in a new way, catching their attention, allowing children to pick up messages they might have otherwise missed.
Anticipation of what is yet to come
Using color as we do captures the imagination of the children who already have seen it. They've come to enjoy the messages and ask, "What colors will be in the next one?” Anticipation and expectation are often the spark to creativity.