(The names in this article have been changed for the sake of the students’ privacy.)
Sometimes you just don’t feel like yourself. When that happens, you can take a minute, check yourself, maybe calm down, and get back on track. But sometimes you can’t. In the times that you can’t, you need friends who will remind you to be mindful.
This engaging and insightful cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about mindfulness and what to do when you feel yourself losing control. Episode 14: On The Fly - Mindfulness is an effective discussion starter to help guide your students in conversations about mindfulness and strategies to be more mindful and helpful to others. Visit Rocketoons.com to view full episodes.
When a family experiences a divorce, every member is affected. It’s possible for each family member to become so busy processing their own feelings, they forget to listen to how others feel. This episode of Rocketoons reminds us that we all need to be heard when facing big, scary changes.
This sensitive and engaging cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about family communication in families dealing with divorce. Watch Rocketoons Episode 13: Under the Microscope - Divorce and use the Rocketoons Cartoonversation™ Card to help guide your kids in discussions about divorce, the different ways family members respond, and the importance of listening.
People grieve differently, and children grieve differently than adults. It's immeasurably valuable to help children express themselves when they lose someone they love. It’s also important to help children understand that there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
This gentle and thoughtful cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about the different ways people deal with grief and loss. Rocketoons Episode 12: It Is Written In The Stars - Dealing with the Death of a Loved One can help you guide your kids in discussions about grieving, missing the ones you love, and the different ways people express their sadness.
Rocketoons Episode 11: Riding the Pine - Avoiding the Social Media Crab Pot is a look at what happens when our mobile devices absorb all of our attention. Too much social media and screen time can bring us down or keep us from participating in the things we really love to do. And we may not even realize it!
This engaging cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about what happens when you spend too much time on social media and cell phone apps. This episode helps lead discussions about the difference between participating in life and posting on social media. Watch the trailer below and for full episodes visit Rocketoons.com - Rocketoons are always FREE for everyone. No memberships or subscriptions are required.
Build-A-Bear is the clever title to the Rocketoons episode on assertiveness. For some kids, assertiveness comes naturally; for others, it’s a real challenge. It’s important for kids to understand that the courage to be assertive is something they can develop.
Assertiveness takes confidence and confidence comes with practice. This inspiring and engaging cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about what it takes to speak out, be assertive, and stand up for yourself. Parents, teachers, and caregivers can use Episode 10 to guide a conversation (Cartoonversation) on how to overcome the difficulties of being assertive.
Mental health issues can be hard for children to understand. We can’t always see if someone is mentally healthy or unhealthy, but understanding that mental health issues are very real health concerns can help us support loved ones who struggle with them. Understanding mental health issues can also give us the courage to speak up when we don’t feel as well as we could.
This illuminating and humorous cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about how to support people with mental health challenges. Rocketoons Episode 9: Marv or Myth - Talking About Mental Health can start Cartoonversations to help kids talk about how mental health issues are very real and what we can do to be good listeners and friends.
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