Visual Artist Jade Amalos approached Kate McCulley-Watson to write a short social story for her seven-year-old daughter Sienna, who, like a whole generation of children, was experiencing a lot of fear and anxiety due to the Corona/Covid-19 Virus.
Once finished, they felt that this document may benefit a wider range of children experiencing similar feelings to Sienna. Jade provided superb illustrations to speak to the anxious child in a way that words often cannot. As an Early Education Teacher, Kate knows that visual is often the best medium to communicate to an anxious child (or adult) in times of high stress.
Both Jade and Kate wished to provide a document that could empower children with the practical strategies that they need to be able to regulate their emotions both during this current crisis and into the future.
48 hours after their first conversation, they bring to you this digital book “Don’t Walk your Cat and other advice for a worried kid” that we hope can be an important conversation starter in your household at this historic onset of home isolation and most importantly, provide practical, achievable and sometimes humorous strategies to help reduce anxiety for the whole family.
From their perspective houses, Jade and Kate raise a cup of tea to you- families, teachers, kindergarten and school kids. We know that “Everybody feels worried sometimes” but…
We’ve got this