Hip-Hop for Kids has had a tremendous impact on today’s youth. It has influenced buying decisions, career paths, business and overall popular culture. Due to this impact, the Diversion Center has created ‘Gifted and Lit.’ ‘Gifted and Lit’ is an innovative program of Kids Music Videos on DVDs that “uses hip-hop songs for teaching kids lessons in math, science, grammar, and more.”
By far, this is one of the best tools to use at home or in a classroom setting. It will keep kids engaged in the learning process. ‘Gifted and Lit’ DVDs mold modern beats, lyrics, and positive information that is intended to influence children and help them develop a love for education. In addition, ‘Gifted and Lit’ uses age appropriate kids music to make learning fun while promoting international travel, language learning, and positive growth.
The Gifted & Lit Kids Music Videos
Hip Hop for Kids Program
The Gifted and Lit program delivers positive music that is catchy, educational, and fun. These songs will get stuck in your student’s head and enhance their learning experience.
Gifted and Lit was developed for children in grades K-2. Research shows that positive, engaging music increases retention of information by 15-20%*
*Gold, B. P. et al. (2013) Pleasurable music affects reinforcement learning according to the listener. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 4 Article 541. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.005410%*
Gifted & Lit
Gifted & Lit – Small School System
Gifted & Lit – Large School System
Grammar for Kids
Uno, Dos, Tres
Learning Spanish for Kids
Say No To Drugs
Kids Math Songs
Culture for Kids
Derek Collins, founder and CEO of the Diversion Center, created Gifted & Lit because he saw the impact that Hip-Hop had on today’s youth. So he decided to create a program that uses Hip-Hop to educate students and remix the traditional way of learning.
Mr. Collins is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is also a graduate of Central Michigan University and earned his Masters of Arts degree in Education specializing in Instruction and Curriculum Development.