Updated: Mar 26
Children’s mental health game dev, Book of Beasties releases teacher approved home learning kit to support children, parents and teachers in isolation during the #corvid19 lockdown.
Book of Beasties, developer of award winning mental wellness games and resources for children, has developed a curriculum based home learning kit for parents and teachers to use during the school closure and isolation period.
The team behind Book of Beasties: The Mental Wellness Card Game joined up with teachers, personal trainers and other experts to create a brand new home learning experience.
One that has combined subjects like literacy, science and mathematics to the mental wellness world of Book of Beasties its characters and activities, with a nature themed twist.
For the nature theme the mental health game devs have collaborated with author and celebrity plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke. Tom, who lives at the magnificent Lullingstone Castle in Kent is the creator of The World Gardens which contains flora from around the globe planted in their respective continents of origin.
Tom Hart Dyke is a modern day plant hunter who follows in the traditions of the plant hunters of old who risked life and limb in pursuit of fantastic blooms and plants. And risk his life he certainly did, after being kidnapped in Columbia whilst hunting orchids; an ordeal that was covered by the National Geographic.
For Book of Beasties’ Home Learning Kit Tom shared his story as well as tips on using nature to stay mentally well.
He commented: “Book of Beasties is a gloriously important educational tool to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, and combines superbly with the wondrous world of plants to form a formidable force to induce therapeutic calmness and soothing tranquillity.”
The digital kit will be released in four stages with hours of lesson time, creative and physical activities and plentiful opportunities for discussion about mental health and wellness delivered in the unique story driven way Book of Beasties is known for.
Director of Book of Beasties, said: “We have always been dedicated to creating a playful learning environment at school, and we think it is even more important during this adverse time whilst learning at home as well.
“Day to day life is changing dramatically and it can be hard to get your head around emotionally, especially for young people. Whilst it is important to focus on the academic side of learning, knowing how to remain mentally healthy and how to look after your own and your friends wellbeing is more important now than ever.
“Which is why we have released this free Home Learning Kit. Any way in which we can help during this socially and educationally tough time we will certainly strive to do so.”
The first phase of Book of Beasties: Home Learning Kit is free to download from our website. All you will need to download is an email address.