EDITOR’S NOTE: Tim Wheeler’s Rocketoons has taken off—skyrocketed, if you will, so Tim agreed to share what Rocketoons is all about—and how it can help kids and teachers and school districts and…well, just read below. And we can all say we knew him when…
School has a few weeks under its belt, and that means there are countless opportunities to interact with kiddos to identify those in need of specialized attention, professional intervention, or maybe just an extra hug and a smile. Along with those countless opportunities, however, come countless, time-consuming responsibilities as well. That’s where Rocketoons come into play.
Rocketoons are aligned with the Common Core and with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs), developed and conducted by Kaiser-Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 17,000 participants were involved in the study, and the findings paint a startling picture for children who do not receive timely and appropriate intervention. Children exposed to ACEs are at a higher risk for a long list of health and wellness issues including the following: addiction, depression, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, poor academic achievement, suicide, and more.
Using cartoons to encourage discussion and connect with kids has been proven to be highly effective. Rocketoons present a childhood stressor like divorce, truancy, or bullying with engaging characters and situations. Rocketoons are easy to administer. There is no training required. Just view the cartoons with a child/children and listen. When kids start talking it becomes clear where intervention is needed.
If you are in ANY school district or social service organization in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Oceana counties, these free, award-winning cartoons are just a few clicks away at rocketoons.com. A huge thank you to Hackley Community Care and Mercy Health for bringing Rocketoons to Muskegon County, and another huge thank you to Mercy Health for bringing Rocketoons to Lake, Mason, Newaygo, and Oceana counties!
If you are in any other county, we are probably already talking with potential sponsors and could use your help! From healthcare providers to insurance companies to private industry, sponsoring Rocketoons is an incredible opportunity to deliver your brand and take care of kids in need at the same time. Drop us a line at rocketoons.com if you have a lead or a question, and be sure to have a Cartoonversation™ today!
Have you ever seen a tardigrade? You will if you check out the newest member of the Rocketoons family – Episode 8: Resilience. And keep an eye out for Episode 9, heading your way in November!
Visit Tim’s website at: WheelerCreativeStudios.com