Inquiry Adventures' Response to COVID 19
Inquiry Adventures is an organization that seeks to foster social and emotional wellbeing through physical and social connection. COVID 19 has provided some significant limitations to fostering social emotional learning with the limitations of physical distancing. However, with the recent lack of social emotional learning opportunities, now is perhaps the most critical time to foster self-and social wellness.
Through creativity and flexibility we can continue to support self and social wellness within a safe physical distance. Many of our resources, including our Thumballs and Ulead Cards, and books can be potential tools to support engagement in social emotional learning, overall wellness, and building social connections, while still being COVID 19 safe.
~ Sheldon Franken, School Counsellor and Owner and Workshop Facilitator for Inquiry Adventures
Happy Right Now
Inquiry Adventures is so excited to be offering Happy Right Now for sale on our website.
Happy Right Now is an illustrated picture book that teaches the best ways to cope with and embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in each day. This is especially pertinent as we struggle with the current COVID 19 pandemic.
ULead Care are Available for Free Online
Ulead has made the backs of their incredible ULead Cards available for free to help maintain social connection at a distance. You can also order your own set of ULead Cards
Team Building and Social Emotional Learning Through Active Learning
We have the largest selection of thumballs! A thumball is an experiential tool used in perfect for any group game or team building activity. Thumballs support active engagement or conversation in a specific topic. Throw or rolls the thumball, where one’s thumb land, respond to the content. The thumball topics range from ones with icebreaker conversation starter type questions to more complex topics such as attitude and mindfulness.
We are big fans on ULead cards. This is a multi-purpose facilitation tool for group games or teambuilding activity. It includes conversation starters, inspirational quotes, feelings, actions, methods to group people, and pictures for processing, just to name a few. We also retail other great products such as Spot It!, Bull Rings, and much more.
Experiential Learning Books
We carry a range of wonderful books that incorporate experiential learning and group games and team building activities to strengthen engagement in social emotional learning, the group and individual therapeutic processes, and team building.
Professional Development Workshops
Team Building - We incorporate a client-centred approach using a unique blend of icebreakers, conversation starters, group games and team building activities to promote self and social awareness. We will develop and implement a team building experience to support your team in moving forward to meet specific collaborative goals.
Inquiry Adventures’ also offers Play-Note services. A Play-Note is when we facilitate an activity or a series of team building games to help bring people together and foster a spirit or collaboration. A Play-Note is a great option to initiate or maintain a sense of belonging and community amongst attendees at a larger gathering such as conferences or workshops.
Personal and Mental Wellness Workshops
We know well that taking that first step of self-and social awareness and self and social reflection to improve personal and mental wellness can be quite challenging and intimidating. At Inquiry Adventures, we believe and have seen first-hand that this process can actually be fun and meaningful at the same time.
Using our counselling experience and our expertise in facilitating group games and team building activities, our workshops will provide new ideas and activities that incorporate play as a means to foster engagement in personal and mental wellness. This would be appropriate for any age group - Yes, Adults still like to Play!