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.
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 Hurts To Be Left Out.
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.
Rocketoons Episode 2- Moving to a New School can help you start a Cartoonversation with your kids (or students) about the challenges and stress they face when their family moves into a different school district. This cartoon can help you guide your kids toward positive thinking and the new opportunities ahead. Teachers appreciate using this animated conversation kit to encourage empathy and understanding when introducing a new student to the class.
Winner of two national awards, this thoughtful cartoon is designed to encourage thinking and discussions about being the new kid in class, moving to a new school, and how to welcome new friends. Watch Rocketoons Episode 2: Moving to a New School and use the Rocketoons Cartoonversation™ Card to help your students discover the challenge and adventure of trying something new.
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