Prepare your child for everyday challenges

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Tears at drop off, separation anxiety, unfairly labelled "the naughty kid"….
Seeing your child struggle is heartbreaking.

Dr Kathryn Hackman knows that feeling. Developed with a leading paediatrician, paediatric occupational therapist and psychologist, the Courageous Kids app was specifically designed for 2-6 year olds to build confidence and resilience. Courageous Kids empowers you to explain and reflect on events with your child.

Tears at drop off, separation anxiety, unfairly labelled “the naughty kid”…. Seeing your child struggle is heartbreaking.

 

Dr Kathryn Hackman knows that feeling. Developed with a leading paediatrician, paediatric occupational therapist and psychologist, the Courageous Kids app was specifically designed for 2-6-year-olds to build confidence and resilience. Courageous Kids empowers you to explain and reflect on events with your child. 

How our App Works

Courageous Kids familiarises children with a multitude of social situations through personalised stories. You can choose an illustrated avatar to represent your child and their key grown-ups (parents, teachers, doctors etc).

This will uniquely personalise each page of the story.  And for further customisation, you can upload your own photographs to replace our illustrations.

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How our App Works

Courageous Kids, familiarises children with a multitude of social situations through personalised stories. You can choose an illustrated avatar to represent your child and their key grown-ups (parents, teachers, doctors etc).

This will uniquely personalise each page of the story.  And for further customization, you can upload your own photographs to replace our illustrations.

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Discover the Courageous Kids App

Developed with a leading psychologist

Personalised Stories

All Courageous Kids’ stories have been carefully created to help parents acknowledge, and allow children to reflect on their emotions. Our specially customised children’s storybook app is the perfect tool for the whole family.

Discover the Courageous Kids App

Developed with a leading psychologist

Personalised Stories

All Courageous Kids’ stories have been carefully created to help parents acknowledge, and allow children to reflect on their emotions. Our specially customised children’s storybook app is the perfect tool for the whole family.

Fun games to teach social rules

Play Silly or Sensible?

Social expectations are often assumed, not explained.

Play our Silly or Sensible? games to help teach children the rules we adults take for granted. Our games present scenes in numerous social situations. This is a great feature within our children’s storybook app.

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Courageous-Kids-Storytelling-App-Childrens-Games

Fun games to teach social rules

Play Silly or Sensible?

Social expectations are often assumed, not explained.

Play our Silly or Sensible? games to help teach children the rules we adults take for granted. Our games present scenes in numerous social situations.  

Developed with an Occupational Therapist

Create Visual Schedules

Empower your child by jointly planning their day. Colourful icons enable children to follow their schedule, fostering independence. A visual plan helps many children feel calmer as knowing what comes next alleviates anxiety and creates a sense of security.

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Developed with an Occupational Therapist

Create Visual Schedules

Empower your child by jointly planning their day. Colourful icons enable children to follow their schedule, fostering independence. A visual plan helps many children feel calmer as knowing what comes next alleviates anxiety and creates a sense of security.

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Our Story

Courageous Kids is a passion project inspired by my two young children. I started writing social stories to present everyday situations to them in a relatable and familiar way. The idea was to help enable them to approach the world and its challenges, with confidence. These stories were so effective that friends began requesting I write stories for their children too. I realised that all children face similar emotional issues. And that a little bit of preparation has a profound impact.

My mission is to empower parents and carers with an engaging and fun tool to help them explain social situations and the “rules” we take for granted to their children. Through extensive collaboration with a child psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist and early educators, Courageous Kids was born.

Our Story

Courageous Kids is a passion project inspired by my two young children. I started writing social stories to present everyday situations to them in a relatable and familiar way, enabling them to approach the world, and its challenges, with confidence. These stories were so effective that friends started requesting I write for their children too. I realised that all children face similar emotional issues and that a little bit of preparation has a profound impact.

My mission is to empower parents and carers with an engaging and fun tool to help them explain social situations and the “rules” we take for granted to their children. Through extensive collaboration with a child psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist and early educators, Courageous Kids was born.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop a fun, easy and practical tool to help parents empower their children. We aim to present everyday situations to children in a relatable, familiar and positive way. We believe that a little preparation enables children to face common challenges with calm and confidence. We help children to articulate and understand their own feelings through the power of storytelling. Our customised social stories are useful for all children, including those with anxiety and/or autism.

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