Cook Children's is pleased to announce a new partnership with UNICEF Kid Power, a free, digital platform designed to empower every child in grades K-5 in our six-county service area to make a real-world difference around the world and at home. We're excited to bring this platform to children in school and at home because we believe that daily physical activity helps to cultivate good health now as well as lifelong healthy habits.
UNICEF Kid Power is free for children, parents or guardians, and teachers in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. It can be accessed in the classroom, online, and at home. Visit www.unicefkidpower.org to sign up for a free account and gain access to a library of videos – from dancing and yoga to lessons integrating social-emotional learning skills. Teachers can also connect their entire class to the platform and assign videos for students to watch at home.
Kids complete short, interactive videos where they dance, move, play games, and learn. By getting active, children unlock lifesaving therapeutic food that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children around the globe. In addition to unlocking therapeutic food, each time a child plays a UNICEF Kid Power Up, they earn valuable Kid Power Coins that they can use to support local causes, such as providing food to families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Empowering children with a positive and goal oriented attitude to help others is a sure way to help build empathy and a child's self-esteem. It is important that we not only provide children in our own communities with the right tools they need to practice healthy habits today, but empower them at a young age so they can grow up to become great leaders who strive for positive change.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our program, please email Courtney Barnard.