As a Mom I am always looking for ways that I can help my children grow as people, I want them to learn not just about math and science but about life and being a good person as well. It is important to me that I raise my kids to have compassion for others, to think about others and care about people in general.
The first digital e-book/game, The Adventures of Raja, from the RedRover Readers program (a part of the Red Rover Non-profit Organization) is out now and a great one to get the kids learning about empathy. The goal of this new app is teaching children empathy and kindness by understanding the emotions of cats and dogs, as well as people.
WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?
It’s the year 2050; the Earth has become a dreadful, unkind place full of angry, lonely people and animals wandering the streets with no homes. Raja, a very special warrior from another world, has been sent on a Warrior Mission… But his fate takes a sudden turn when he becomes compelled to help a lonely Earth boy. The only problem? Once Raja arrives on Earth, he discovers that he’s been transformed from a brave warrior into a domestic — and fearful — Earth cat!
E-BOOK APP FEATURES:
- Interactive stories told in a graphic novel format
- Pop-up questions and fun facts to help parents and teachers lead discussions with kids
- Discussion topics to help kids understand what characters are feeling, practice perspective-taking skills and learn about animal behavior
- In-app games to help kids practice and test what they’ve learned
- English and Spanish language options
- Intended for ages 7-11
HOW DO I USE THE E-BOOK APP?
When you read The Restricted Adventures of Raja on a tablet device, two icons appear: a Warrior Practice icon and a Warrior Knowledge icon. The icons pop up when Raja is about to enter the portal to Earth to start his warrior mission. You can touch these icons and use the questions and information provided to help kids think critically about the characters’ emotions, behaviors and actions.
Proceeds support RedRover’s mission to help animals and people in crisis and strengthen relationships. Visit RedRover.org/e-book for more information.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Red Rover. All opinions are 100% my own.