Bug and Boo will be a children's book for ages 3-8 that is intended to support the teaching of social emotional skills by introducing concepts to children and providing specific strategies that caregivers can use to help children understand and use the skills described in the book. With a focus on an engaging story and characters children can relate to, Bug and Boo hopes to become a staple in homes, preschools, child care facilities, and early elementary school classrooms
The value of social emotional competency is becoming more noticed by educators, parents, policymakers, and business owners in our communities. Well developed social emotional skills are related with more positive social interactions, fewer conduct problems, better coping with stressful situations, and greater academic success among youth. When asked about skills they seek in future employees, business owners often identify "soft skills" (e.g.,being able to work with others, self initiation, appropriate interaction with customers, and well developed problem solving skills) as the most important.
There are many books that introduce young children to social emotional concepts, but in my professional experience, the books that are currently available fail to address an important aspect of social emotional development: the role of the caregiver. Bug and Boo aims to not only introduce key components of social emotional development, but also to actively involve the parent, teacher, or grandparent by providing before, during, and after activities that will help children be more aware of their own emotions and the perspectives of others, give them strategies to manage their emotions, help them create positive relationships with others, and to make responsible decisions about their behavior.
If fully funded, money raised would pay for illustrator fees and cover other costs related to the design and printing of Bug and Boo. All written portions of the book have been completed. .
Risks and challenges
There are few risks involved with Bug and Boo. The manuscript is complete and ready for publication. A book designer, illustrator, and printer have been secured. This project is ready to launch as soon as funding is secured.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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