The ‘Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Kit (4th Edition)’ curriculum successfully teaches elementary-aged children how to be peacemakers
San Francisco, CA—September 6, 2013—Cerebellum Corporation, the producer and distributor of award-winning educational curriculum, was recently honored with the 2013 Homeschool.com Award for Top Homeschool Curriculum for Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Kit (4th Edition). The curriculum helps children aged 5 – 11 learn how to solve conflict on their own. This is the first Homeschool.com award that Kelso’s Choice has received.
Ann Simpson of Homeschool.com has hailed Kelso’s Choice as “a very good program for a family—or for a homeschooling co-op or a support group program. It teaches conflict management—a skill your children will take with them for the rest of their lives. This is not just an anti-bullying program – it’s a life skills program in how to resolve conflicts. And I bet when you ask them, ‘What do you remember about your third grade studies?’ their answer will be ‘The frog lessons!’”
The Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Kit (4th Edition) curriculum teaches conflict resolution based on the premise that every child is strong enough and smart enough to be a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, this program offers nine options children can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. Students will be able to determine the difference between minor problems they can handle and serious problems that require an adult’s help. As kids mature, so does the curriculum. Beginning lessons and activities reflect the abilities and understanding of young children. As kids become pre-teens, the lessons become more complex and discuss conflicts more developmentally appropriate to the age range, such as friendship drama and internet threats.
“Our goal is to provide the best guidance and educational resources,” said James Rena, President of Cerebellum Corporation, “We are very proud of Kelso’s Choice, and it is an honor to receive recognition from the homeschooling community and Homeschool.com.”
Kelso’s Choice was created by Barbara Clark, Ph.D. and Diane Hipp, CPS – two former elementary school counselors with over 45 years of collective experience in the field. When working with children at the elementary level, Clark and Hipp saw the need for a simple and pragmatic conflict resolution program, and spent several years developing the Kelso’s Choice curriculum. For the last two decades, the Kelso’s Choice products have proven to be successful at eliminating tattling, improving sibling camaraderie, improving focus during instruction, and after recent updates, making children aware of threats on the internet and through texting.
About Homeschool.com and the Homeschool Award
For the past 14 years, Homeschool.com has helped homeschool families choose the best curriculum for their students by providing information about different programs and giving the Homeschool.com seal of approval. The Homeschool Award evaluates the best homeschool curriculums available and awards several top programs each year.
Pricing and Availability
The Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum (4th Edition) is available for $399.98 and includes a leader’s guide with lesson plans, the Kelso in Action DVD, a storybook, hand puppets, paper puppets and poster sets. Additional kits include The Kelso Booster Curriculum Kit ($149.98), which includes a DVD with additional scenarios, “The Choice is Right” card game, and new teacher’s guide and lesson plans, and The Kelso Counselor Activities Toolbox ($149.98), which includes a DVD with additional scenarios, a full-color “Willow Pond Storybook,” a workbook of activities, crafts, parents’ letters and reward charts and the Kelso “Hoppin’ Home” Board Game. These three kits may be purchased separately or in a set for $599.98. To see more Kelso items and to purchase, visit www.kelsoschoice.com.
About Cerebellum Corporation
Cerebellum Corporation distributes and produces topic-based educational videos for families and students of all grade levels. Cerebellum is also the distributor of Kelso’s Choice, a critically-acclaimed anti-bullying solution for grades K-5. Since 1992, Cerebellum has been a leader in the educational marketplace, producing hundreds of hours of educational media. In its 20 years, Cerebellum has received recognition for its high-quality content: garnered 32 Telly Awards, multiple prestigious Parents’ Choice Awards, and the respect and recommendation of thousands of parents, teachers, professors, and education professionals worldwide.