The Hope Message of Wisharoo Park
Hope is the belief that the future will be better than the present coupled with the belief that we have the power to make it so.
Today’s children are growing up in a world filled with uncertainty. Their young lives are marked by many transitions and some turmoil that in many cases cause them to be fearful or without hope for their futures. Years of clinical research with more than a million children of all ages has revealed that hopeful children are able to develop the ideas, the plans and the motivation to make things happen. In short, hopeful children do better in school, have better relationships and have happier lives. Furthermore, research has shown that hopeful thinking is a skill that can be taught to children at a very early age.
Wisharoo Park is being developed as the first preschool property to do just that; to teach children the invaluable skills of hopeful thinking. The stories of Wisharoo Park will be powerful devices to teach preschool children and their caregivers the skills of hopeful thinking. The characters of Wisharoo Park will model these skills so that children and parents can easily learn to become hopeful thinkers.