What’s so special about Giggles n Groovin?
This program is an engaging, educational, entertaining way to teach children important character lessons through EXPERIENCES, not just WORDS.
Giggles n Groovin is a weekly ½ hour class featuring 10 themed adventures throughout the school year. During what feels like play time, children begin to recognize and modify their own behavior, as they interact with characters they’ve created in class. This launches the process of self-awareness and the ability to observe the impact of choices they make, while having fantastic fun!
Experiences through music, creative play, storytelling, and hands-on activities, have children retaining life skills, in addition to emphasizing continued practice and reflection. A weekly Parent Page reinforces the lesson, has follow up fun activities, and coloring pages to link the learning.
Giggles n Groovin uses a VPK approved character development curriculum
Meet Ms. Dez
For the past 16 years, Ms, Dez ~ Dez Stroumbas has been transforming children's lives through her enrichment program Giggles n Groovin™, which led to the development of the Play, Say & Practice™ children’s character curriculum.
Ms. Dez captures the hearts of children, their parents and teachers with her insight into fun and creative ways to teach valuable lessons.
Dez conducts teacher workshops and is an engaging public speaker, as she shares behavior modification tools to tame the tantrums and bring balance back to life.
In the midst of her busy schedule she always finds time to sow seeds in her home garden. The joys and delights of hard work and patience serve as a reminder of things yet to come.