The Wings Up™ Resiliency Building Program is an easy to use, psycho-educational tool for educators, parents, and child care professionals to promote resiliency in children grades 1 – 4 (ages 6 – 11). User testimonials are also positive for children outside these age ranges.
NUBS developed Wings Up™ because they consider resiliency-building to be a serious gap in childhood education. Resiliency building has been discussed in the scientific literature since the mid-1980’s, yet is still not a regular part of most school curriculums. Every child is at risk to experience a potential trauma in life, yet little in their current education prepares them specifically to weather these storms. Resiliency has been proven to be a skill that can be taught and developed, just like reading and writing, with grade school age being the ideal time to introduce these concepts. The Wings Up™ Resiliency Building Program is designed to educate grade school age children preventatively, as well as provide a useful tool to children who have already experienced a trauma. They are beneficial for children of all backgrounds, as all children can use support in building a resilient core. By relating the real-life stories of actual rescued animals in a manner that is attractive to children, NUBS has discovered a unique way to deliver resiliency building that is both entertaining and educational.
The Wings Up Resiliency Building Program (sold individually or as a package) includes three children's books (Nubs: A Little Bird with a Big Story, Remy: A Little Bird with a Big Imagination, and Miles: A Little Dog with an Eye for Friendship), two activity workbooks with parent-guided activities, and free YouTube videos to support resilience. Each workbook contains 8 activities, and illustrated coloring pages. Wings Up activities are designed to be used one day or one week at a time. The program promotes adult/ child interaction and utilizes coloring, storytelling and more. Videos featuring the birds and animals of the House of Nubs are available on the House of Nubs YouTube Channel. NUBS encourages using these videos to create a real-life connection to the stories to these animals. Where applicable, the Common Core State Standard that best fits the activity for Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and/or Language has been listed.