Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Getting Started

    • Design a Happy Home Paradise Facility!

    • Photo Submissions

Detect, Reflect, Connect

Learn how Planning and Flexibility can help you get better at Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Learn how to use your planning and flexibility skills to design a hospital, cafe, restaurant, or clothing store on the Happy Home Paradise islands.


What you will need for this class:

  • A Nintendo Switch console

  • A. copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Happy Home ParadiseDLC optional)

  • Headphones (optional)

At a Glance

What you need to know before getting started

  • Beginner Level

    Beginner Level, Recommended for Ages 5+

  • Planning and Flexibility

    Learn how executive functioning skills can help improve your gameplay skills as well as how to use them in real-life.

  • Earn Brain Bucks

    Complete this course to earn brain bucks that you can spend in our online store.

Why will your child love this course?

Your child will learn these executive functioning skills while playing their favorite video games. Interactive activities help your child take what they have learned in gameplay and bring it into relevant real-world scenarios.

Want More Gaming?

Check out these other LW4K classes:

  • Animal Crossing Mini Course Challenge: Designing a Farm or Community Garden


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  • Flexibility in Animal Crossing!


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  • LW4K Membership

    Includes this course and all others, plus live calls etc.

    $19.00 / month

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  • How will LW4K classes help my child?

    LW4K classes will allow your child to define and practice executive functioning skills in their favorite video games. They will then learn how these skills are used in the real world so that they can transfer what they have learned in-game into their own lives.

  • Where can I learn more about executive functioning skills?

    LearningWorks for Kids has been at the forefront of research on play-based learning and executive functioning skills. To learn more, please visit

  • What can I do to support my child during this class?

    We encourage all parents to get involved and ask your child questions about their gameplay. For more ideas on family activities and resources, please visit