Start the School Year Off Right with RedRover's New App to Practice Kindness

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Nonprofit RedRover Releases Interactive Book App to Help Students Start the School Year with Focus on Kindness

New app helps kids practice kindness and build reading skills.

RedRover developed the app to help kids understand animal behavior and emotional states and develop empathy, but the app does so much more.

The transition back to school after summer can be tough. RedRover®, a California-based nonprofit organization, offers a new app, "The Restricted Adventures of Raja," that helps kids practice kindness and build reading skills.

Parents, teachers and kids can use this interactive graphic novel with built-in questions to have conversations about how characters in the story are feeling and discuss their own emotional states, like fear. Conversations like this help build emotional intelligence and increase understanding and connection in a classroom or home. The action-adventure story and beautiful illustrations appeal to reluctant readers, meaning this app can kick-start a kid’s reading habits as well. In addition, the app comes with a Spanish language “text to audio” option, making this a great bilingual resource.

The Restricted Adventures of Raja’s unique, innovative graphic novel app format for kids ages 7-11:
·         appeals to reluctant readers
·         includes a Spanish language option
·         teaches kids how to understand animal behavior and emotions
·         provides interactive questions and a game to help kids practice the skills necessary to develop empathy for animals and people.

RedRover developed the app to help kids understand animal behavior and emotional states and develop empathy, but the app does so much more. “For parents, it’s an easy purchase to make, because it has nothing but good to offer to kids,” writes Bruce Cline in a review for AlphaDigits.com. “The app is an easy download and costs just $2.99. For what you pay, you get a great deal of value.”

In fact, “The e-book is more than just a book,” Cline says. “It also has games and activities that immerse kids into the experience that Raja is going through and helps them become helpful and empathetic along the way.”

To download the app on iTunes from a mobile device, visit: itunes.apple.com/us/app/e-books-for-empathy-restricted/id1074049994?mt=8

To download the app on an Android mobile device, visit: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=redroverbooks.raja2

For more information, visit: redrover.org/e-book

For more information on how graphic novels are great for reluctant readers, visit: redrover.org/graphic-novels

About RedRover
RedRover is a national nonprofit organization based in Sacramento, CA, that helps animals in crisis and strengthens relationships as a way to prevent cruelty, bullying and neglect.

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Keleigh Friedrich
Communications Coordinator II
kfriedrich(at)RedRover.org
916.429.2457 ext. 317

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