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E-books for Empathy
The Restricted Adventures of Raja
Animal Watch Game
Educator & Parent Resources
RedRover Readers E-Books for Empathy FAQ
Read the Press Release
Watch this video clip about the e-book app
The Restricted Adventures of Raja app is designed to inspire kids to want to make the world a better place, while giving them a much-needed opportunity to practice skills related to emotional awareness, critical thinking and compassion.
E-BOOK APP FEATURES:
- Interactive stories told in a graphic novel format
- Pop-up questions and fun facts to help parents and teachers lead discussions with kids
- Discussion topics to help kids understand what characters are feeling, practice perspective-taking skills and learn about animal behavior
- In-app games to help kids practice and test what they’ve learned
- English and Spanish language options
- Intended for ages 7-11
WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?
It’s the year 2050; the Earth has become a dreadful, unkind place full of angry, lonely people and animals wandering the streets with no homes. Raja, a very special warrior from another world, has been sent on a Warrior Mission... But his fate takes a sudden turn when he becomes compelled to help a lonely Earth boy. The only problem? Once Raja arrives on Earth, he discovers that he's been transformed from a brave warrior into a domestic — and fearful — Earth cat!
HOW DO I USE THE E-BOOK APP?
When you read The Restricted Adventures of Raja on a tablet device, two icons appear: a Warrior Practice icon and a Warrior Knowledge icon. The icons pop up when Raja is about to enter the portal to Earth to start his warrior mission. You can touch these icons and use the questions and information provided to help kids think critically about the characters’ emotions, behaviors and actions.
Kids Test their Warrior Practice and Knowledge with a Game
Teachers and parents can access kids' scores to see how they’re improving!
The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a part of the RedRover Readers Program and was written with the goal of teaching children empathy and kindness through understanding the emotions of cats and dogs. The message of this story fits seamlessly into any teaching program and aligns to the Common Core Standards and social and emotional learning goals.
EDUCATOR & PARENT RESOURCES
DOWNLOAD QUICK FACILITATOR GUIDE (English) (Spanish)
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE LESSON PLAN: DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY GUIDE (English and/or Spanish)
DOWNLOAD LEARNING GOALS (English) (Spanish) (Aligns to Common Core, Play-Based Learning and Social and Emotional Learning)
Learn more about Understanding Animal Behavior: Resources for Parents & Educators.
HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?
Kids can learn to better understand animals and be more empathetic, which means that a future with more kindness and less bullying, cruelty and neglect is within reach. You can help us create this future by making a donation today.
HOW DO I GET THE APP?
The app is free to download. To download the RedRover app that contains The Restricted Adventures of Raja, for Apple devices, please click here.
To download the RedRover app that contains The Restricted Adventures of Raja, for Android devices, please click here.
Still have questions? Please visit RedRover Readers E-Books for Empathy FAQ.