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Super Hero Cian

Imprint that happiness is the state of being that conquers all obstacles.

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Super Hero Cian wakes up every morning with a BIG SMILE and feels HAPPY and SAFE.

He takes a BIIIG stretch like SPIDERMAN… STREEEETCH

And thumps his CHEST like a GORILLA to feel good. THUMP, THUMP.

He touches his EYES to open them WIIIDE like an eagle way up in the tree.

He looks LEFT and RIGHT to SEE EVERYTHING like SUPERMAN.

He says, “ I want to GROW BIG and STRONG like the HULK.. AARGH

So I want to eat a WHOLE EGG and TOAST and drink a BIIIG glass of MILK

He rubs his TUMMY and says, “MMMM , now I can run faster everyday just like FLASH”.

He looks into the MIRROR and says, “ I LOVE you CIAN, every little bit!”

He puts on his thinking cap and TAP, TAPSs his CHIN and says hmmm, what makes me SMILE?

I love to LAUGH… HAHAHA, HEEHEEHEE, HOHOHO

I like to play on the SWING and go FAST down the SLIDE.. WHEEE

I can touch my HEART and FEEL me BREEEATHE.

I love HUGS

I love to TOUCH soft furry CATS. Meow

And see DOGS, WOOF, and HORSES, NEIGH

Looking at CLOUDS and RAINBOWs and fresh SNOW make me smile and feel CALM.

My favorite thing is to read stories together to give me SUPER POWERS to make me feel GOOD all the time.

I LOVE SMILES

Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

Nurture the innate knowing within every child of "deserving-ness" to feel good and trusting the superpowers of feeling good and smiles. Build an awareness of their bodies and thoughts on what brings happiness as it serves as beacon for making ideal choices in life.

Share your suggested book title

Super Hero Cian ( or add child's name)

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Super Hero Cian wakes up every morning with a BIG SMILE and feels HAPPY and SAFE. He takes a BIIIG stretch like SPIDERMAN… STREEEETCH And thumps his CHEST like a GORILLA to feel good. THUMP, THUMP. He touches his EYES to open them WIIIDE like an eagle way up in the tree. He looks LEFT and RIGHT to SEE EVERYTHING like SUPERMAN. He says, “ I want to GROW BIG and STRONG like the HULK.. AARGH So I want to eat a WHOLE EGG and TOAST and drink a BIIIG glass of MILK He rubs his TUMMY and says, “MMMM , now I can run faster everyday just like FLASH”. He looks into the MIRROR and says, “ I LOVE you CIAN, every little bit!” He puts on his thinking cap and TAP, TAPSs his CHIN and says hmmm, what makes me SMILE? I love to LAUGH… HAHAHA, HEEHEEHEE, HOHOHO I like to play on the SWING and go FAST down the SLIDE.. WHEEE I can touch my HEART and FEEL me BREEEATHE. I love HUGS I love to TOUCH soft furry CATS. Meow And see DOGS, WOOF, and HORSES, NEIGH Looking at CLOUDS and RAINBOWs and fresh SNOW make me smile and feel CALM. My favorite thing is to read stories together to give me SUPER POWERS to make me feel GOOD all the time. I LOVE SMILES

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

The infant brain is a sponge, constantly collating input and sensory stimulation. Images, vocalizing and repeating new sounds and words quickly builds new synapses especially when delivered in the company of a loving reader who shares the experience of a book by being animated and engaging. By introducing familiar routines, and incorporating super heroes or nature creates a visual connection to aspire to good models. In addition to being aligned with the resource list provided, I incorporated specific actions which serve to enhance health, balance right left brain, calm stresses, foster a strong self-image: Smiling, stretching, chest thumping, touching eyes, looking left and right, and chin tapping integrate acupressure points to enhance health, mirror exercise for self-image, laughter is relaxation yoga, the focus on heart touching and the breath for calming, hugs, and nature pictures for connections to the earth and people.

How have you crafted this manuscript to resonate with and/or reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts? (optional question)

This book applies to any child everywhere and anywhere to bring awareness to the ultimate emotion of happiness.

Location: Country

USA

Location: State or Department

CA

Location: City

Newark

Tell us more about you / your team

I am a grandmother of a 3 yr old , a retired RN, energy worker for both animals and people, who is passionate about creating tools for families to teach their children start how to live a happy, productive, healthy, and passionate and compassionate life. The journey begins prenatally with an open minded,objective mindset of parents and caregivers. The ultimate gift we can give the next generations as our legacy is peace of mind. Teaching children how to be strong in who they are, how to be in control of one's body ,mind and spirit, how to have a we, not a me attitude, how to transcend fear with love and happiness will give that peace of mind to enable them to handle and bounce back quickly from any stresses or challenges with confidence, creativity, self- reliance and resourcefulness.

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

I cannot seem to attach my video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IOsbPk5xJ3qyyCVkiZut63y9xbuakX20/view?usp=drive_web

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Pure Joy Living … and Horses The Ap-Parent Chef Pure Joy Living for Kids If I Had a Do-Over

Do you have an agent?

  • No

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • OpenIDEO announcement email

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • Grandmom who aspires to inspire before she expires

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Photo of Perlina Murray
Team

Good effort. Why not a conversation with super Hero Cain and child. Make it more conversational.

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Photo of Dawnnbooks .
Team

An opportunity for the toddler to be the star of their own story.
The caregiver can get the little one into action mode and is off they go!!!!

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Photo of Ashanti Antonio Prescott
Team

Nicely done. This will resonate with kids, especially the superhero segments. All the best