The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently released a report on improving life outcomes for children and families. The report identified 3 principles that should be considered when developing new policies. One of these principles is the strengthening of core skills for planning, adapting, and achieving goals. When combined with a reduction in stress and an increase in responsive relationships, children are more likely to experience educational achievement and a healthy developmental journey.
The ability to set goals makes kids more successful at school, and eventually leads to success when they start their careers. But these skills don’t just come to kids—or even adults—naturally: “No one is born with these skills; they are developed over time through practice and feedback, with some children needing more time and support than others to build them.”
So, let's work on building the skill of goal setting! Download our free goal-setting templates below. To make goal-setting fun and hands-on, these printable templates are decorated with the Khan Kids characters. They'll cheer your little learners as they get closer to reaching their goal. Let the goal-setting begin!