About:

The Road Crew Coping Skills Animated Series

Teaching kids ages 3-5 and their trusted adults coping strategies for anger, anxiety, and sadness.

Learning Goals:

  1. Recognizing their feelings.

  2. Gain empathy for others and feel empathy for themselves.

  3. Gain coping strategies to take into real life like finger pressing and breathing exercises.



Why:

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorders in children, affecting nearly 13% of young people.

7.4% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.5 million) have a diagnosed behavior problem. 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety.

1 in 6 children aged 2-8 has a mental, behavior or developmental disorder. - CDC

Wheels World aims to help young children and their trusted adults to develop coping strategies.

50% of parents say that they worry about their child's ability to cope and manage stress.

*CASEL Learning Heroes


About:

The Road Crew is animated interactive series for kids that helps them develop coping strategies for anger, anxiety, and sadness, using universal design practices for kids of all abilities.

The Road Crew teaches empathy through humor as the child connects with cute truck characters, recognizes words to help them talk with trusted adults.

Kids learn physical actions that can help them cope like breathing exercises and calming hand movements. The child can then bring these tools to their struggles in real life.


Universal Design

The series will use universal design, including access for all visual impairments including color blindness, audio impairments. It uses visual narrative writing to help those who are blind experience the stories through sound. It uses integrated close captioning to include those who are audio impaired. It will include Spanish and English within the same media.