Level One: Winning in the game of life™

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SFK is an award-winning, online, social-emotional education program that improves children’s outlook and behavior in as little as three-weeks.

In just 12 weeks, from the comfort of your home, your child will learn practical social-emotional tools that will strengthen their confidence in themselves and ignite compassion for others. SFK teaches children more than just how to improve their behavior – it teaches them to take a global perspective. It helps them see the ripple effect their individual choices have, not just on those around them, but on the world.  We help children – and their parents – connect with the deeper truth of who they are, why they are unique, and why it is important to share their gifts with the world.

GRADUATES OF SFK:

  • Have a stronger ability to manage tough emotions.
  • Share, cooperate, and help more.  
  • Experience lower frustration levels and fewer clashes.  
  • Deepen their sense of responsibility.
  • See challenges as opportunities.
  • Express improved confidence, tenacity, and grit.
  • Have deeper connections with parents, siblings, and community.
  • Grow greater self-worth, and show greater effort.
  • Make wiser more compassionate choices.

We get it: life can be demanding and stressful for everyone, especially children. When they are faced with tough situations they do not have the social emotional tools to manage: kids can react by acting out or withdrawing. The good news is that every child has the ability to manage their emotions; they just need to be shown how.

The 12 SFK lessons are taught through a young boy’s adventure. He finds himself trapped in an alternate universe, and discovers that he must learn, understand, and play by the simple rules of the game in order to get back home to his own life. Together with your boys and girls, our friend discovers that the lessons he is learning in the game apply to his real life as well.

In order to complete the activities after the video, download the Lightbook for your child as well as secure these simple materials for art project.

Upon completion of Level 1, we’ll be happy to send you your personalized Graduation Certificate, signed by Mr. Why himself! Keep an eye out for the prompt at the end of the last lesson

 

Lessons

Origin Story (Preview)

This is the story of a young boy’s adventure. He is like boys and girls all around the globe. He is bright, curious, and funny, but sometimes he has a know-it-all attitude that shows up and holds him back. Luckily, when he finds himself in Mr. Why’s magical toy store, his eagerness to learn shines through his sarcasm!

1: The Game of Life

Lesson: Learning the rules is the only way to win.
The first step to winning any game is knowing and understanding the rules. In this lesson children understand that there is a simple metaphor for how to approach tackling life and all its many challenges.

2: Fulfillment

Lesson: Understanding what drives deeper happiness.
All the things that bring our children (and us!) the greatest sense of fulfillment in life can’t be measured or held – like love, friendship, and the feeling of really trying our best.

3: The Light

Lesson: Connecting to inner strength
The sun’s warm rays are shining even behind dark clouds. Like the sun being present (actually and metaphorically) even when it cannot be seen, there is an infinite source of strength available for children to draw from – even when life is full of challenges. In SFK we call it the Light.

4: You are a Key Player

Lesson: Revealing unique gifts.
Whether just listening to a younger sibling tell a story or sharing a treat with a friend, everyone has goodness to share. At SFK we refer to this goodness as Light. We help children see the Light inside them and all the many special ways they can share it with the world.

5: My Opponent

Lesson: Seeing challenges as opportunities.
Imagine shooting goals in soccer with no goalie. There would be no challenge! No improvement. In this lesson, children learn to see their “opponents” as their allies in becoming their best self and build resilience in facing their opponent head-on.

6: My Choices

Lesson: Learning to make better choices
Children (and grown ups!) often misplace the lion’s share of responsibility for their happiness on those around them: parents, siblings, friends, and teachers. In this lesson, they learn that the key to their happiness is in their own hands.

7: Making an Effort

Lesson: Igniting a desire to do their best.
It is infinitely better for your sense of self-worth to try your hardest and get a “C” than to cheat and get an “A”. In this lesson, kids learn that a different and often deeper sense of fulfillment and confidence comes from making an effort, rather than taking the easy way out or giving up.

8: The Four Step Formula

Lesson: Pausing before reacting and managing emotions.
When our buttons get pushed or things don’t go our way, an immediate reaction can erupt before we know what’s happening! But SFK has a formula that remedies kids’ habitual response patterns once and for all.

9: The Power of Sharing

Lesson: Sharing and cooperating feel great!
In this lesson, children learn that the wonderful feeling of making a friend smile by sharing a cookie is way more fulfilling than eating it alone. They also learn that sharing isn’t just about physical things. You can share kindness, warmth, and strength as well.

10: How to Share

Lesson: Learning the right way to share.
True sharing means sharing from love, sharing to help, and sharing without expectations. In fact, sometimes true sharing means not giving something away, like saying “no” when asked to share answers on a test.

11: We Are All Connected

Lesson: Developing compassion for all.
Like individual waves on the surface of a vast ocean, we are all made of the same stuff. We are all connected. Focusing on the similarities and the ties that bind us makes us all stronger.

12: Change Begins With Me

Lesson: Growing greater self-worth and sense of purpose.
Every child has the potential to be great! But too often, children look out at the big world and fail to see the consequential place they can take in it. In this lesson we help children really understand where they fit.

The Epilogue

Our bright young friend, and all the children and parents who followed along, have learned a ton of useful tools in the process of completing his journey home. To find out what happens in the next chapter of our friend’s journey – you will have to follow him into Level Two.