The Prodigy Framework™ is a proprietary method created by the Raising Superstars team for the development of all-round abilities in babies, toddlers and young kids.
The Framework was created after long and careful study and it encapsulates nearly every kind of human skills and abilities.
Let us break down the Framework for a better understanding.
Athleticism deals with every ability related to the physical body of the child. Physical health is the basic necessity for any kind of growth and development and it thus forms the base pillar of the Prodigy Framework™.
In the Prodigy Framework™, we develop abilities through our proprietary S4 model of Athleticism: Strength, Stamina, Stability, and Skills.
Intelligence forms the left pillar of the Framework and covers everything related to the left hemisphere of the child’s brain.
Any Intelligent system has the following components: an Input System, a Processing System, Storage, Output System, and By-products.
Our brain is no different.
The Prodigy Framework identifies each component of the intelligent system in our brain, and systematically develops it for the child.
The Input & Output Systems of the brain are its Language & Communication Skills, where we make our babies, toddlers, and kids competent in the spoken languages (Speech and Debate), written languages (“Reading” and “Writing”), the language of Math (“Math & Science”), and visual communication (“Pictures & Videos”).
The Processing System for our brain is Logic & Critical Thinking which includes our 10 Foundations Of Logic on which every logical argument can be built upon, Problem Solving, and Thinking Processes (Convergent vs Divergent, First Principles Thinking, etc.).
Storage alludes to the brain’s Memory abilities, and we follow a 3 Step model (Build, Strengthen, Train) for developing this in our kids. We start with the basics using memory games (“Build” phase), but we quickly move on to specific skills to strengthen this ability by learning to enhance the stimulus and expand working memory (“Strengthen” phase). Finally we move on to advanced memory frameworks that are easy to learn, but powerful when executed (“Train” phase) – these are the same frameworks that memory champions routinely use to remember 1000s of digits of Pi, memorize entire books, remember names, addresses, lists, faces, etc.
Finally, By-Products in our brain is what is left behind, and that is simply Knowledge. As our kids navigate through the Intelligence component of the Framework, they are creating a deep understanding of the world while building a knowledge repository that’s unmatched for their age. They will learn what we like to call, “everything about everything”, through our proprietary LNF Knowledge framework so that they not only know about the world, but also because it boosts their confidence and curiosity which further feeds back right into their intelligence loop.
Creativity is the right pillar of the Prodigy Framework™ and it covers all the right-brained skills for our little ones.
This section of the Framework is carefully divided into the following components: Creative Thinking; Arts, Crafts & Design; Drama & Film; Music, and Creative Skills.
Within Creative Thinking, we help create the environment that sparks creativity in a child’s mind through simple interventions. We then use our 3 Phase process of “Unbox”, “Outside The Box”, and “Rest” to actively stimulate creative energy in every child to enable them to practice creative thinking in a controlled, yet boundless manner.
Arts, Crafts & Design are explored not only through various tools and medium, but also through the lens of famous artistes across history to gain a perspective and appreciation for the arts.
Drama & Film provides our kids the opportunity to not only enact stories and drama, but also create, direct, edit, and analyse – leading to increasingly imaginative skills and social confidence.
Our professionally designed Music curriculum is not just fun and games! It teaches important technical skills like chords, scales, pitch, rhythm, beat, etc. in a fun manner, such that every child is fully equipped to pursue a more serious music passion should they choose to when they grow older.
Lastly, Creative Skills includes the exploration of all the fun skills that every child loves! Magician, Chef, Sculpting, Photography, Fashion Designing, Make Up Artiste, etc.
The Prodigy Framework™ would be incomplete if we didn’t develop the important personality and character traits in our kids.
We believe that every positive personality trait can largely be classified into 4 categories:
Firstly, traits that can help you be Successful –curiosity, diligence, grit, leadership, patience, responsibility, teamwork, self-disciplined, etc.
Next, traits that make you Likeable – this includes traits such as honesty, humility, warm, witty, energetic, confidence, faithful, flexible, etc.
Thirdly, traits that help you be more Compassionate – compassion, empathy, forgiving, unselfish, respectful, etc.
And lastly, those traits that help you be Happy – being able to stay calm under stress, having passion, being self-aware and self sufficient, etc.
Within the Prodigy Framework™, we create deliberate environments and activities for our kids to develop and practice all these traits in a planned, step-by-step manner.
The final piece of our puzzle is the P-Sense or the Prodigy Sense. This is the most intriguing, most interesting, and least understood part of the Prodigy Framework™.
The P-Sense deals with everything related with a heightened intuition, “gut feel” and the “sixth sense”. As a child navigates through the Framework, they become more and more in-tuned with their own self and the world around them. This lends them a power that is hard to explain, but often easily observable.
Think about it like this: suppose you are standing on a train platform. You cannot see a train approaching, but you know that a train will be there soon, simply because you can hear it and feel it on the floor under your feet. Now, someone with a higher P-Sense may perhaps be able to feel the same thing much earlier than you can – and that’s what we mean by heightened intuition. It gives you a power that is indescribable, but as real and tangible as any other skill that we develop with our Framework.
While most of the P-Sense development happens automatically as the child navigates through the Prodigy Framework, we also take frequent opportunities to teach our kids to be receptive to their intuitive powers and explore their P-Sense through well-known techniques of visualisation, manifestation and gratitude.