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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Rocketoons encourage kids to think and talk about essential life skills and social-emotional learning topics. Episode 8 - Resilience uses tardigrades - the world's most resilient creatures - to help kids understand the importance of a growth mindset.
This engaging and inspiring cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about what to do when things don't go our way. Mindfulness, gratitude, and asking for help are just a few of the ideas brought up in this animated video to help kids learn how to navigate through adversity. Watch Rocketoons Episode 8: Making the Grade - Resilience and use the Rocketoons Cartoonversation™ Card to help your kids discover the many ways they can build resilience and succeed.
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It might sound like great fun to skip school, until you realize the damaging consequences. Truancy, which is any unexcused absence from school, causes kids to fall behind in school, and falling behind can lead to low self-esteem and depression. Kids who skip school regularly are more likely to experiment with drugs, drop out and not graduate, and get in other kinds of trouble.
Episode 7: Hop, Skip, and a Jump - Truancy is an award-winning and fact-packed animated cartoon designed to encourage thinking and discussions about the troubles caused by skipping school. Watch the cartoon and use the Rocketoons Cartoonversation™ Card to help your kids talk about how skipping school puts them on a dangerous and challenging path. For help getting started refer to our step-by-step guide "Getting Started With Rocketoons." Rocketoons are free - there are no passwords, memberships, or subscriptions!
Have you ever been cyber bullied? Do you know what can happen to a cyber bully? This growing problem needs your help, and everyone at the Think Tank is counting on you to put an end to cyber bullying. Join Archie and the rest of the undercover (and sometimes underwater) agents to learn about cyber bullying and how it can harm so many people - including the cyber bully!
At some point or other, virtually all of us will have a moment when we are not the first one picked. Most of us will also know what it feels like to be the last one picked. How we deal with that disappointment, and how we learn how to deal with it in the future, can have long-lasting consequences on our health and our happiness. The good news? A little effort can go a long way to building healthy self-esteem and to helping others.
This award-winning and engaging cartoon about two pumpkins in a pumpkin patch encourages thinking and discussions about how to deal with disappointment and low self-esteem while touching on the ideas of diversity and inclusion. It stings to be the last one picked, but with the help of our friends, Charlie and Stella, we can learn to apply a growth mindset and positive thinking to help us feel included and to include others. Watch Rocketoons Episode 5: Last One Picked to help your kids talk about dealing with disappointment and times when they don't feel good about themselves.
We all have those moments when we don’t feel so good about who we are. Unfortunately for Charlie, he has those moments a little too often. Fortunately for Charlie, he also has Stella – the kind of friend who can make him realize the value of finding the positive and enjoying the moment.
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