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Goal-Setting for Children

 

What is a goal?

A goal is an object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Statistics say 92% of people never achieve their goals. This could be because they have not effectively planed their goals, and when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

It is very important to teach your children how to plan and achieve their goals so they can get what they truly want in life.

What goal-setting teaches them:

  • How to Stay Motivated
  • Healthy habits
  • Responsibility
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability
  • Problem-Solving
  • Self-Worth

A simple way to start planning a goal is to fill out a SMART sheet.  Fun fact! By writing your goals down you are 42% more likely to achieve them. Smart Goals

Is Your Goal SMART?

Specific? 

Do you know exactly what you want to achieve?

Measurable?

Can you track your progress? Being able to see progress is a great way to say motivated and stick to your goal.

Attainable?

Is the goal reasonable? Not something too hard such as climbing Mount Everest next Saturday or something to easy like

Relevant?

Is it important to you? Will it help you in the future? Something you are proud of?

Time? 

When do you want this goal to be completed by?

For example, your child wants to read the Harry Potter books (Specific). How many books are in a series? (Measurable). Will they be able to read the books on their own or with some help? (Attainable). Are they interest in reading and the stories of Harry Potter? (Relevant) They want to read them before they get to a certain grade or perhaps the end of summer (Time).

Great goal setting activities for children would be; reading a chapter book, planting a garden or something as simple as organizing their toys.

How to Teach Goal-Setting

Determine the goal: Ask your child what they would like to do with questions like. What would you like to achieve this summer?  What would you like to learn?

Discuss the purpose: Why would you like to do this? Will this help others? How will completing this goal make you feel?

Break the goal down into smaller steps. Write down the steps they need to take to achieve their goal. A flow chart is a great visual way they can track their progress.

Say they want to read a 14-chapter book on their own. Try reading a chapter a week, maybe an hour before bed. Ask them questions about what they are reading, what they like and dislike about the characters or stories.  This is a simple way to encourage them to stay motivated.

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Plan for obstacles. Things can and will happen, we can brainstorm what could possibly happen. What if they don’t have time to read some nights? Can they read for an extra half hour another night or twice as long on weekend? What if they lose the book? We can look for it for a week, find it or borrow another copy from a library.

Talk about it! Telling others about your goals helps keep you on track. Others will ask you how your goal is going, what’s next and help keep you focused.

Monkey see monkey do: Children are great imitators and learn so much from their parents. If you verbalize your goals to your children try your best to follow through with them. If you told your child you are going to start walking more. Make a plan and follow through with it. They learn from seeing your plan and achieve your goals too!

Create group goals for the family and set out to achieve them as a family. For instance, you would like do a 5k walk for a charity. You will need to find out when the event is, how much you would like to raise for the charity, how you will raise the money, what kind of training you will do and when you will do it. By planning out your 5k charity walk with your children they will see how much effort and reward there is to completing a goal. Completing goals as a family encourages teamwork, family bonding and creates beautiful memories.

I Want to Give Up!

Sometimes goals take time and children often want to see results now. They could feel discouraged because they are not progressing at the rate they want. If your child feels like giving up talk to them ask them why they feel this way. Remind them why they started, how important it was to them. Show them how far they have come and encourage them to keep going.  If it is an obstacle in their way help them to overcome it, show them the how they can improvise and problem solves to get over this hurdle. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of cheerleading to help reassure them that they are on the right path and can do it!

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We Did It! 

When they have completed a goal celebrate with them. If they finished the book have a movie night and watch the film version. Maybe have pizza, cake or a trip to the beach. Ask them how they feel, what challenges they faced and what they would have done differently. Hindsight is 20/20! It is a good learning exercise to reflect on what they have done, where they can improve and what they have learned.

Almost!

Sometimes we aim for goals and we don’t quite achieve them. Say they wanted an “A+” on their science test but only reached a “B”. This is the time to teach them it is okay to fail and how they can learn from this and achieve their goals next time. A good trait to instill in a child is to be resilience. Yes, they will be upset they failed and that is okay! Talk to them about why they think they failed, where they can improve and what they plan on doing next time.

 

 

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What can you learn from the Greetings Episode?

W5GO Greetings! 

Learning about culture and diversity is very important in this rapidly growing world. Teaching your child some friendly greetings in other languages will give them the knowledge of how to welcome others from different cultures.

Speaking another language yields so many benefits. Starting to learn another language at a younger age can be easier, as the child’s mind is like a sponge constantly learning new things. It opens them up to the

This episode teaches the who, what, where, when and whys of greetings. In a virtual playground, your child will be able to interact with children from cultures around the world.  They will say hello your child in their native language, teaching them the pronunciation, and spelling.

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Saying a Hello is only one part of greeting someone. The way you approach people in different cultures can very different compared to your own. Shown through fun animations, we demonstrate how some cultures say hello with a handshake, nose bump, high-fives and so on. Learn various formal and informal greetings from world leaders such as the Obama’s and the Queen.

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Throughout an Augmented Reality (AR) simulation, an animated globe will appear where you will learn “Where in the World” do they say that. Accompanied by music from the specific area, a postcard will appear explaining how the people of that region greet each other.  This is a visual display of where the country is located, helping with geography.  By using visual aids a child will be able to identify the country on the globe, know what language they speak, how to say hello and what gestures they use to say hello and goodbye. This opens your child up to a would of cultural understanding and

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Your child will also learn the time of day greetings such as “good morning” “good afternoon” and “good night”. In this scene, AR (Augmented Reality) bubbles with an image of a flag that will appear. Once they click on the bubbles it will say how to pronounce the word, what language and what it means.

 

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            Visit www.w5go.com  for more fun educational mobile apps!

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W5Go focuses on creating virtual environments for children to learn, explore and use their imagination in the safety of their own home.  With so many advancements in technology is it important for children to have an even balance of traditional learning and new mobile learning.

Most of our applications are VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) enabled. Since this technology is becoming such a large part of everyday life, experiencing this technology from a young age is very beneficial, and our applications are meant to complement a child’s traditional education.

Our goal is to create a collection of immersive educational applications available for everyone. All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

W5GO is a social edification project bought to you by Ecocarrier.

Have suggestions on how we can improve our apps or ideas for future episodes?

Contact us at w5go.official@gmail.com 

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What is W5Go?

W5Go is part of a social edification project bought to you by Ecocarrier.

Our goal is to create a large collection of immersive educational applications that are available for everyone. Throughout applications, we aim to help children learn English, by teaching 20+ words in every application. The best way to learn a language is through immersion, we introduce English through voice-over, graphics and text.   All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

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All of our episodes are geared towards children aged 4-7. With bright colourful and graphics, we want children to learn English and simples concepts such as proper hygiene, through a fun interactive environment. We want to encourage children to use their imagination, explore and have fun while learning!

We believe that any topic can be taught to a child, by simply breaking it down into the five W’s (Who, What, Where, When and Why).  We want to encourage children to always ask the five W’s. When they question how things work and ask “why not” or “what if” they are constantly learning and embracing creativity. In all of our episodes, we go through the five W’s and let the child guess what the answers could be before explaining.

Why AR/ VR Technology?

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W5Go focuses on creating virtual environments for children to learn, explore and use their imagination in the safety of their own home.  With so many advancements in technology is it important for children to have an even balance of traditional learning and new mobile learning.

Our applications are VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) enabled. Since this technology is becoming such a large part of everyday life, experiencing this technology from a young age is very beneficial, and our applications are meant to complement a child’s traditional education.

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What advantages does W5GO™ offer?

Resourcefulness – it is a properly researched selection of essential information on important topics for the upbringing of a child

Availability – the information and learning materials are readily available to the child on demand with the use of a Smartphone

Evolution – W5Go Project subscribes to the Wiki notion for collaborative development. Teachers and specialists in child education are invited to give us feedback and to contribute to the development of W5Go Project.

Currently, we have 14 applications available across several platforms. All are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and have no in-app purchases.  Our vision is to create 100 episodes “Chapters” of W5Go so that children everywhere have the chance to learn English and experience AR/VR technology.


 

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Our lessons: 

Forest Venture through a virtual forest where you will learn about; seasons, sounds, animals, colours, photosynthesis, and hemispheres.

Greetings:  Explore the world in VR/AR. Learn basic formal and informal greetings from around the world, time of day greetings and experience other cultures.

Books & Reading:  There are many different kinds of books, learn the different genres of books, basic spelling and go on a choose your own storybook adventure.

Music:  What makes music? Learn about instruments, notes and where music can come from.

Colour:  Learn about the primary colours, the colours of the rainbow, what colours are used for, how light makes colour and when we want to be colourful.

Time: This episode you will learn how to tell time, what we use time for and the general concept of time.

Digits:  Learn digits from 1-10 and multiples of 10-100.

Applus: Interactive math game. Gather the apples to reach the targeted number.

AR Dollhouse:  Stylize your own AR Dollhouse. Learn basic organizational skills, where to place objects within a house.

Imagination:  What is imagination? Learn how to think outside the box and see where your imagination can take you.

Water:  Learn what makes water (H2O), where we find water, who uses water and the importance of water.

Addition & Subtraction:  Basic addition and subtraction with numbers 1-10. Uses fun interactive examples such as cupcakes as visual aids to help see the addition and subtraction.

Noise: Discover what noise is and how your ears are affected by it.

Dialogue: What is dialogue?  This episode features a conversation with grandparents who will teach them about the importance of hygiene.


Have suggestions on how we can improve our apps or ideas for future episodes?

Contact us at w5go.official@gmail.com 

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What Feeds the Seeking and Curious Mind of the Very Young

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What, Why, When, Where Who / Whom are for asking questions in the pursuit of answers to understand the observation and the situation of daily living.
They are the 5W-s or W5.

What if and Why Not are for digging deeper into the answers we first get and to probe into what is apparent and for firing up the imagination and the passion for further pursuit. These are the elements of learning. It is true of all people and peoples and especially the very young.

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The seeking and curious mind of the very young is a precious space and time that should be occupied with knowledge, experience, and imagination that set them in good stead in dealing with and overcoming the challenges of life as they grow,

The curious mind raises questions relative to

  • observation of physical things, such as water, colors, forests, books and musical instruments etc.
  • observation of experiential situations such as reading a book, playing a musical instrument, a noisy environment, a walk in a forest, people greeting one another etc.
  • observation of mention of abstract notions such as time, digits, subtraction, addition, imagination, cleanliness, attitude, bullying etc.

IMG_0156.pngThe child with such questions would love to pose them to someone they trust to provide them with good answers and an explanation of facts and figures. Learning occurs when there is such interaction for Question and Answer in a dialogue.

But not all children have the opportunity to find themselves in places and circumstances for making the various observations due to constraints which may be economic, geographical, cultural, political or a matter of space and time.

Such lack of opportunity can be sufficiently overcome with the use of apps and games that are purpose-designed to introduce the child to things physical, experiential situations and abstract notions with the application of

  • computer graphics,
  • augmented reality (AR) production,
  • virtual reality (VR) production and even
  • Mixed Reality (MR) production

to present physical objects, portray experimental situations, explain and illustrate abstract notions.

That is exactly what W5GO apps and games have attempted to do and so far they have proven to be rather good at it.

W5GO™
 is a Social Project by Ecocarrier Inc. to develop AR/VR/MR-enabled apps and games that are fun, entertaining, informative and a way for learning English words and expressions by natural absorption or osmosis for preschoolers and kindergarten children. It is a part of Ecocarrier for Social Edification, a category that consists of projects for developing and engendering social good. It proposes to achieve two broad objectives, namely

  • to raise the digital consciousness of the general population beginning with the very young
  • to build or influence the making of a kinder, more equitable and more enlightened society

W5GO™ now consists of 16 apps (episodes) and games. A few more are in the pipeline soon to be released and a lot more are in the plan for development including a series that is to be purpose-designed to cater to children living on the autistic spectrum.

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All episodes are on themes that are enduringly relevant in all time in terms of facts and values for their contents.

Currently published and available for free downloads in both iOS and Android versions are episodes and games on

The episodes and games are constantly evolving and improving in contents and quality in terms of technical excellence and construction and design engineering for effective and efficient propagation through social media. Upgrades are being releases for existing episodes and games from time to time. W5GO Project subscribes to the WiKi notion of crowdsourcing and crowd-nurturing for the development efforts.  W5GO+ or W5GO Supplements address this aspect of the W5GO Project.

W5GO+ is a service platform to be launched in Q3 2018 for fostering a community of digital graphics artists and writers of all ages but especially the youth to contribute to the enrichment of contents and promotion of existing themes of W5GO episodes of apps and games  in the form of video clips with narratives in the form of texts, voice-over and audio.

W5GO+ will engender organic growth and propagation of the W5GO project for promoting digital learning by children and youth and the yet-to-be-digital part of the population at large.

Ecocarrier Inc. seeks cooperation with specialists in childhood education and experts on special education for children for advice in the development and improvement of the W5GO episodes and games in their contents.

Please address all communication on W5GO Project to Carl KS Teo at carl@ecocarrier.com

About Ecocarrier Inc.  www.ecocarrier.com

Ecocarrier is an OTT and an established business operation in wholesale carrier voice service provision providing call termination service to Tier-1 operators and Tier-2 wholesale service providers. Ecocarrier carries daily 1 million+ minutes to some 25 countries largely in Africa and the Middle East.

Ecocarrier Digital is a division of Ecocarrier in the digital service business,

Ecocarrier’s main focus in B2B and B2B2C space is in offering AR/VR/MR solutions as cloud-based managed services and the apps relative to the services in the following commerce and market space:

Ecocarrier for Social Edification’s main focus in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) space is in offering apps and games that are purpose-designed

  1. to raise the digital consciousness of the general public with apps and games

for pre-schoolers of all ethnicity and people of all ages whose first language is not English with

W5GO apps (episodes) and games   www.w5go.com

PPIXXELLS www.ppixxells.com and DIY AR/VR Production  www.vive-ar.com and www.qiiq-vr.com

  1. to build or influence the making of a kinder, more equitable and more enlightened society through
  1. the promotion of MRESENCE as a cloud-based service platform www.mresence.com  for the provision of services to the general public across the world for
    • Remote Collaboration
    • TeleMedicine
    • TeleHealth
    • Online Distance Learning
    • TeleConference
    • TeleMeetUp etc.
  1. The promotion of PizzzAR as a cloud-based service platform for Mobile Digital Advertising and Promotion Campaigns as a Bridge from the Traditional Print Media mode of advertising business operation to a Mobile Digital mode of advertising operation.

The Bridge enables the Traditional Print Media Businesses to provide Mobile Digital Media advertising and promotion services to their advertisers without any additional investment in capital expenditure nor operation expenditure.

Such a lifeline saves the Traditional Print Media Businesses from imminent demise due to the loss of advertising revenue to the competitions offering On-line Advertising and Mobile Digital Advertising.

The corollary to such an outcome is that the people who are currently employed in the Traditional Print Media Businesses will have continued employment and be able to maintain a reasonably fulfilling livelihood.

  1. to address many (10+) of the 17 UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)

Ecoacrrier for Social Edification projects severally address various UN SDGs or goals:

W5GO apps and games www.w5go.com address Quality Education, Gender Equality, Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

PPIXXELLS www.ppixxells.com addresses Quality Education, Good Health & Well Being, Gender Equality

MRESENCE www.mresence.com addresses Good Health & Well Being, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry Innovation & Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Climate Change, Life on Land and Life Under Water.

PizzzAR www.pizzzar.com addresses Poverty, Climate Change, Decent Work & Economic Growth, and also Clean Water & Sanitation

W5GO episodes/apps and games and PPIXXELLS services raise the digital consciousness of the general population starting with the very young. PPIXXELLS serves as a recreation center for people of all ages for digital education and entertainment for Good Health & Wellbeing

PizzzAR™ Digital Platform AR enabled Interactive Advertising

PizzzAR provides a bridge from the Traditional Media business to Mobile Digital Media business and in so doing saves jobs/employment positions and foster economic growth. It greatly reduces the use of paper, saves trees and greatly reduces the use of inks and thus help preserves clean water and sanitation.

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MRESENCE in its application in TeleMedicine and Collaboration operation in Mixed Reality greatly reduces the need of travel (air as well as over-land) and thus significantly reduce the burning of hydrocarbon and thereby reduces the production of Carbon Dioxide that contributes to climate change and the production of Carbonic Acid that goes into the seas and oceans and causes the pH level of the water in them to fall below 7 and the resultant acidic condition that kills the corals and creatures in the sea and ocean.

The Social Edification projects are being propagated through a network of strategic partners as master resellers, distributors in countries worldwide. This mode of business organization addresses the UN SDG ” Partnerships for the goals”. It is crowdsourcing, for distribution and propagation in a sharing economy.

 

Educational Mobile Apps for Children

Forests Episode!

 

W5Go’s Episode: Forests

Raining outside? Enjoy the wonders of the forest from the warm comforts of home.     In this fun-filled adventure, your child will explore the virtual forests of  W5Go! They will discover what creates a forest, who lives in a forest, the sounds of a forest and the basics of photosynthesis.

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After playing through the Forest Episode your child will be able to identify the four seasons, various trees and plants and where trees and plants get their food.

Enjoy a virtual reality interactive game of iSPY, look for the different animals in the forest and watch as they scurry away when you find them!

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In a virtual reality simulation, you will stumble upon footprints left behind by various creatures of the forest. Interact with these footprints to get a closer look and watch as the animal who left them comes to life through animation.

Using augmented reality a globe will appear and visually show the four seasons around the world. Explaining the basics of northern and southern hemispheres and how when it is winter in one hemisphere is it summer in the other.

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Learn English while venturing through the forest, several words will appear on the screen, and are featured in the voice-over. This will improve spelling, pronunciation,  vocabulary, listening skills, and overall communication.

KEY FEATURES: 

-VR iSpy game
-VR footprints to animals
-Discover species
-Basics of Photosynthesis
-Learn English
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

    Forest Episode Available Now 

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Educational Mobile Apps for Children

AR Dollhouse – Interactive Dollhouse for Children

You spoke and we listened! By popular demand AR Dollhouse, version 2.0 is now available on Google Play and App Store.

 

What’s New:

  • Choose the amount of time you would like to play.
  • Call the truck! Get your brand new household items faster.
  • Tap and place items.
  • Rotate the 3D dollhouse to see other rooms.
  • Point system
  • Interactive learning features for children

If you have an idea about making this an even more amusing, entertaining and interactive learning game, please write to us at info@w5go.com.

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W5GO Dialogue Episode

Here’s a riddle everyone can have fun with:  “What is the longest word in the English language?”  The correct answer is the word “Smiles”

Why?  Because there is a mile between the two  S…S.

W5GO’s episode Dialogue is about children talking to their grandparents about the importance of hygiene.

(1) A chat between Grandpa and Granddaughter about “ Knowledge and Experience”

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(2) A talk between Grandma and Grandson about cleanliness

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(3) Granddaughter learning from Grandpa why it is important to smile and Grandpa and Granddaughter singing along with famous songs with lyrics on Smiles.

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Download now from Google Play and Apple App Store.

W5GO apps and games are designed to be a fun, entertaining, informative and non-obtrusive way for children to learn new words and expressions in English by Osmosis – a natural way of transfer and absorption.

Check out W5GO and you will be glad you did.

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English – The language of the Internet

15977840_284779141937165_8401567007657098906_nEnglish is definitely the language of the Internet. Every child is well-served with a good practical knowledge of English for a successful professional career later in life.

It’s therefore imperative to provide an environment for every child to learn English words and expressions without being in a formal course of study that takes a great deal of planning and much costs. Such a facility should be readily available and free.

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W5GO www.w5go.com proposes to let the child play apps and games and be having fun and be entertained and gaining knowledge on practical things in life while being presented with English words and expressions along with digital graphics and interactions and Augmented Reality (AR) productions.

W5GO Project plans to have 100 apps and games each of which presents the child with at least 20 new English words and expressions.

It is hoped that the child would have learned a. minimum of 2000 English words and expressions by osmosis, a natural process of transfer and absorption, when he/she has completed playing all 100 W5GO apps and games.

W5GO is a social project; all W5GO apps are on topics introducing facts and figures that have endured the tests of time. They are free for download.

For details please go to www.w5go.com.

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W5GO App on Imagination

“There is no future without Imagination” that is the take-away for every child that plays W5GO #App on #Imagination.

Imagination begins with posing the questions

“What if…?” and “Why not…?”

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The #child is urged to always ask such #questions. The W5GO app explains how / what great #inventions result from such inquisition and imagination.

The development of your child’s #brain and #mind is greatly enhanced with vast volume of neuron connection activity with such #inquisition and imagination.

Take advantage of the great facility provided at www.w5go.com

Watch out this video and download the app here:

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Dialogues by W5Go

It’s a good idea to introduce your 3-6 years old to some interesting #Dialogue between

a #Grandma and her #Grandson on #Cleanliness

a #GrandPa and his Granddaughter on #Knowledge and #Experience

a GrandPa and his #Granddaughter on #Smiles and some singing along and some riddle

#Kids, #Children, #Parents, #Teachers – Visit www.w5go.com for #AR enabled #InteractiveApps, #Games, #FunLearning #Episodes and #Dialogues.