Experiential and Visual Learning for All Age Groups

Replace your mountain of endless to-do lists, family reward charts, kanban boards, progress trackers, journals that require too much of your time and willpower in one visual, gamified experience.

Stop being disappointed or frustrated! 

We develop science-backed, A.I.-enabled learning games to promote personal growth and social emotional learning with the latest advances in brain research, psychology,  behavioral science, and take the human error factor out of implementation.

No more failed goals and crushed dreams.

The ability to overcome obstacles and achieve is fundamental to people’s self esteem, especially in children who are still developing their sense of self. 

There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.

Dr. Eric Jensen

For Families

  • Convenient, effective at-home behavior therapy
  • Social skills training for twice gifted children and others with learning differences
  • Medication-free approach to prevent or minimize ADHD symptoms

For Schools and Professionals

  • Improved parent satisfaction with social emotional education curriculum
  • Detailed, individual student progress data and reports
  • Respected, proven program complementary to your services
  • Gamified instruction = High client compliance and satisfaction
  • Consistent execution of cognitive psychology and behavior therapy principles
  • Quick and cost efficient way to implement personalized, differentiated learning

A person in need

A few months ago, I was consoling a friend who had recently lost all her companions, been shunned out of school, and had rumors spread about them for just being themselves. Since COVID-19 quarantine was still going on, we could only communicate through text. She was thinking of suicide and I was just there, peppering her with reasons why she shouldn't go, constantly spamming her phone until she would text ... Read More
What is Quest Depot?

What is Quest Depot?

Quest Depot is an incentive-tied, science-based gamified experience for personal growth that helps people as young as elementary school to set goals, track progress, review performance, think positively and live out their dreams. Personal goals are turned into quests at Quest Depot, and users benefit from all proven effective productivity and success methods automatically applied to their goal in a simple and visual way. Parents, grandparents, families and friends can ... Read More
Goal Setting Tools

Goal Setting Tools

Creating and setting goals is great, but actually achieving them can be much harder. Using the proven goal setting exercises discussed in this article can help you not only in setting an achievable goal, but also in the individual steps and processes needed to achieve it. The way we spend our lives, those seemingly small daily decisions, actions, patterns, determines our success, happiness or lack thereof. Having knowledge of goal ... Read More

Too Many Quests? Exercises For Elucidation

Studies have shown writing about positive life goals topics to be hugely beneficial for our well-being and help us achieve our goals, so take some time to explore your future self and what you want to accomplish with the exercises below. In 2001, King asked students to write about either a traumatic experience, their best future self, both topics or any non-emotional control topic for twenty minutes a day, across ... Read More

How much do adventurers get paid?

Below is a chart of exactly how treasure chests are rewarded at the end of a quest. Quest Depot’s payout rate is designed specifically to maximize motivation and facilitate behavior change. It’s also important to note that Quest Depot doesn’t require 100% success for full treasure chest award qualification. Perfectionism impedes long-term personal growth, and we value progress and effort towards the right direction in order to maximize our adventurer’s ... Read More

Details of how the Treasure Chest works

Psychologists and performance scientists agree that behaviors can be shaped by a consistently-implemented reward system. Treasure Chest is the reward--actual money--adventurers can earn by completing their quests successfully. It teaches and reinforces the important relationship of one’s actions and life outcome which builds a growth, success-oriented mindset. We’ve gotten requests for non-monetary treasure chest options, and there is a way for adventurers to set their own non-monetary reward. Our priority ... Read More
Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021: The GMA Inspiration List

Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021: The GMA Inspiration List

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of one of the fastest-growing groups of people living in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders contain multitudes. They are a global community with a homegrown and unique perspective on America.

Their diversity expands continents and demographics. The hopes and dreams of the AAPI community are America at its finest, and its people and traditions are those that are ... Read More
Breaking down the reality and history of mental health stigmas within America’s AAPI communities

Breaking down the reality and history of mental health stigmas within America’s AAPI communities

AAPI mental health stigmas have only been exacerbated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Hannah Xu Throughout the month of May, the U.S. celebrates the history, culture, traditions, diversity and many contributions of the AAPI community with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen for two reasons. One is to commemorate the first wave of Japanese immigrants to the U.S. on May 7, 1843.

Between 1886 and ... Read More
Adults are more generous in the presence of children, new research shows

Adults are more generous in the presence of children, new research shows

Even non-parents were found to be more prosocial if youngsters were present. Most of us assume that we tend to be kinder towards children than we are to adults. Past research confirms this assumption, showing that we're more caring towards children, and that this effect even extends to being more helpful and empathic towards baby-faced adults.

But no work has been done to examine whether the mere presence of children encourages ... Read More
Red Flag: Childhood Irritability Could Signal Future Problems

Red Flag: Childhood Irritability Could Signal Future Problems

Pyschologist Jillian Lee Wiggins works with young children and youth to study irritability and predict risks for mental health issues later in life. Psychologist Jillian Lee Wiggins received $5.4 million in NIH grants to study irritable youth to predict risk for mental health issues. Tantrums in the supermarket and meltdowns at social gatherings are almost a rite of passage for many children – and a lesson in patience for their ... Read More
Social Emotional Learning Programs Help Schools Recover From COVID Learning Loss

Social Emotional Learning Programs Help Schools Recover From COVID Learning Loss

Looking to develop emotional intelligence in your students? Contact curaFUN today to get the social development program your school needs! curaFUN, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building children’s emotional fitness, has released a series of programs aimed at building social intelligence, especially in Asian and 3rd culture kids. Go to https://www.curafun.com/schools to learn more. This latest announcement will help your school provide critical emotional and social education for your students, ... Read More
Grit matters when a child is learning to read, even in poor South African schools

Grit matters when a child is learning to read, even in poor South African schools

School quality is important in determining children's success at school. But individual characteristics of the child also play a role. In particular, researchers and teachers are starting to pay more attention to the part that social and emotional skills play in academic success. These are also known as character skills or soft skills. This interest in the "softer" side of learning stems from a movement in economics. It looks for ... Read More
Anxiety at school: Helping your child survive and thrive

Anxiety at school: Helping your child survive and thrive

Anxiety at school is not a new phenomenon; however, educators and parents alike recognise that there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of anxiety among children in the past year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns and measures to ensure the safety of children who are back at school or in the process of returning. Anxiety is not to be dismissed or taken lightly. Still, the good news ... Read More
Our obsession with standing out means we undervalue the safe middle

Our obsession with standing out means we undervalue the safe middle

Colman Noctor: Our obsession with standing out means we undervalue the safe middle Balance, moderation and equilibrium should be our focus if we are to maintain children’s mental health In a recent podcast interview, I was asked: “What is your top tip for parents?' My answer was: ‘That would be the 4-7 Principle’. It's an approach I developed six years ago and I have been using it in my personal ... Read More
Kids' Stuttering & Regulation Of Emotions Are Connected

Kids’ Stuttering & Regulation Of Emotions Are Connected

In a recent study, researchers looked at the connection between emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and stuttering for preschool-aged children. The research study included a mixture of children who were diagnosed with a speech disfluency or stutter and children who were considered to have fluent speech and language skills. The researchers believed that children with speech disfluencies who experience strong, unregulated emotions would see an increase in stuttering as they tried ... Read More

How the busiest people get ‘deep work’ done

For busy people, finding time for uninterrupted work may feel utterly unrealistic. But there are methods we can use to optimise what limited ‘deep work’ time we have. Like many parents, when schools shut down due to Covid-19, Elizabeth Hunter found herself with more caregiving responsibilities as her three children transitioned to 100% remote classes. But her job also ramped up; as co-founder of bespoke science curriculum provider STEMTaught, the ... Read More
Q&A: How should you talk to your kids about the ramifications of social media?

Q&A: How should you talk to your kids about the ramifications of social media?

How should you talk to children about social media and the potential ramifications of the words, images and videos they post? Toni Bisconti, a professor who teaches psychology at University of Akron, helps answer some questions: How should you talk to children about social media and the potential ramifications of the words, images and videos they post? Toni Bisconti, a professor who teaches psychology at University of Akron, helps answer ... Read More
Recovering from the Emotional Challenges of the Pandemic

Recovering from the Emotional Challenges of the Pandemic

“Children are developing their sense of routine and structure, and when there is a stressor or trauma like a pandemic, all elements of their lives are affected,” the clinical psychologist Dr. Archana Basu says.Source photograph by Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe / Getty With Americans being vaccinated at a rate of more than two million shots per day, attention has begun to turn to life after the pandemic. But public-health ... Read More

IQ + EQ = Lifelong Success

curaFUN’s interactive online programs improve confidence, time management, communication, emotional intelligence, self-discipline and social skills.

curaFUN’s products were developed in the US. Aren’t there cultural differences in the tone of voice, facial expressions, postures and social cues that you’re teaching children?

A study by the UNESCO MGIEP using StrengthBuilders showed how social and emotional skill development requirements were similar amongst children aged 5-15, across countries and races. Our multilingual games were found to give children a leg-up to thrive in multi-cultural classroom settings. We followed a multi-pronged approach to develop Mandarin language learning products for children aged 5-15, ... Read More
HELP! What Should I Do If I Cannot Communicate Effectively With My Child?

HELP! What Should I Do If I Cannot Communicate Effectively With My Child?

originally published in Chinese Suppose one day you take the child in your family and go out together. On the way, the child seems to be suddenly fascinated by something and stops. You tell him/her, "come over here!" He/she didn't respond, eyes staring at the toy he/she wants, and he/she started begging you, "I really want this." ... Read More

Is the StrengthBuilder game an IQ test or assessment?

curaFUN’s StrengthBuilder is an age-specific collection of comprehensive 3-part programs which assess, improve and roadmap the social emotional skills, performance and behavioral readiness of children ages 5-15. The composite score from StrengthBuilder assessments have been validated to be a reliable social emotional competence (SEC) score. (Cronbach’s alpha =.82).  Validity of StrengthBuilder’s evaluations and reporting went through rigorous ... Read More
Social Emotional Development In Children

Social Emotional Development In Children

When you think about your child's development, the first things that usually come to mind are language skills, speech development, gross motor skills, and physical growth. However, social development is also a key piece of the development puzzle. Socialization in child development focuses on the child's ability to interact with other children and adults. A kid's social ... Read More