Join thousands of parents & grandparents who have bought their children and grandchildren this unique backpack because they can customize it to express themselves.

"Everything you can imagine is real."
Pablo Picasso
Artist

Visit our to see more pictures of backpack with unique & cool arts.

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Merced County Office of Education Early Childhood Education purchases and gives to students so that they can customize, express themselves, and reap the benefits of arts as the result.
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First 5 of San Joaquin purchases and gives to Housing Authority and Low Income Housing Corporation to give to the children of families they serve.
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Merced County Behavorial Health & Recovery Services purchases a few to hand out to kids they work with.
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Bank of Stockton in Tracy sponsored backpacks for Boys & Girls Club of Tracy.
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Send us a note if you are able to help purchase & give Simon to needed children in your community.

Don't miss this opportunity to get your children or grandchildren Simon it will not only motivate them to create arts; but they also will reap the myriad benefits of arts.

  • A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievements.
  • Arts engagement results in higher attendance and lower drop-out rates.
  • Low-income students with high arts engagement are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
  • Arts boosts creativity, which is the #1 attribute sought by 21st century employers.
  • The creative industries account for 7.8% of California GPD (note: California 2019 GDP= $3.137 trillions)
  • California's creative industries employ 1.4 million workers who earn $99.3 billion in annual income.

According to "ABCD' study by National Institutes of Health and National Endowment for the Arts,

  • Economically disadvantaged Head Start students who are involved in arts enrichment programs show lower level of poverty-related stress compared with a similar group of students who do not receive arts programming.  These students also exhibit greater school readiness, vocabulary growth, and emotion regulation skills.
  • Students who take part in arts education have fewer disciplinary problems and have higher score in writing and compassion for others.

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12 x 11 x 4 inches.

Small enough for children to carry and large enough (12 x 11 inches of drawable surface) for them to freely express their creativity & imagination.

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Your kids would love Simon

Simon does not have the bells and whistles like other backpacks. The only difference is the fact that kids can draw on it like an art canvas and get to display their artworks like a mobile art gallery.

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  • We believe all children are born creative.
  • We believe each child should have an art canvas with them to draw/doodle or to write to express themselves.
  • We believe that the creativity & imagination in their artworks should be on display for the world to enjoy & to appreciate.

Simon, created by an 11-year old Hien Ho, gives kids an incentive to create their own arts on it in order to customize it and to showcase their individualities. Studies have shown that creating art has many benefits such as:

  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence.
  • Enhances creative thinking.
  • Stimulates imagination.
  • Enhances problem-solving skills.
  • Improves working memory, our brain’s control center, which is crucial for being more engaged in class.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Allows children to learn to express feelings without words.
  • Stimulates the connection between both hemispheres of the brain.

“Every kids should have one as a standard.”,”That’s a wonderful idea.”, “Wow, the inventor is 11 years old?”, “He’s a genius. You must be a proud father.”, “I like this, very clever.”, “I like the markers. I just want those for my windows at home.”, “My kids will have a great time expressing themselves on these backpacks.”, “My Big Lad is saving the Chalkwild backpack for when he starts high school in September. I am sure it will be a great tool for helping him to learn to plan and organize more things for himself and become more independent.”, “I was recently introduced to a new form of Art Therapy that absolutely blew me away! Imagine having everything you need to create, erase, and repeat with you all the time. The Chalk Wild Backpack is just that!”

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Kids with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) score of 4 or more

In the US, approximately 12.5% of children 0-17 years old has ACEs score of 4 or more. That’s a bit more than 9 millions children (out of 73.7 millions).

According to Dr. Felitti (co-author of the ACEs study with the CDC), If your ACE score is 4:

  • 3600% more likely to become injection drug (ie: heroine) user.
  • 1200% greater likelihood of attempting suicide as an adult (2900% at ACE of 6).
  • 1200% more likely to be a sexual assault victim.
  • 1000% more likely to inject street drugs.
  • 700% more likely to become an alcoholic.
  • 600% more likely to have sex before age 15.
  • 500% more likely to have multiple marriages.
  • 400% greater likelihood of emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
  • 300% more likely to contract HIV.
  • 300% more likely to become a domestic violent victim (women); 150% (men).
  • 300% greater likelihood of struggling with chronic depression.
  • 240% greater risk of hepatitis.
  • 240% higher risk of sexually transmitted disease.
  • 200% more likely to become smokers.
  • 200% greater likelihood of severe obesity.
  • 150% more likely to have heart disease.
  • 51% of ACE score of 4 will have behavioral problems in school.

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk told a story of Noam whose school was near the Twin Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City and saw the first plane slam into the tower during the infamous September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack. Next day, Noam drew what he had witnessed including seeing people jumping to their death. But, he added a trampoline at the bottom of the tower because, Noam said, next time people would have to jump, it would keep them safe. Noam experienced terrible trauma. But the support of his family and his creative imagination prevented him from experiencing PTSD. He used his imagination to create a different future which helped him move forward with his life. Art helps Noam express his imagination and cope with terrible trauma.

"It's magical."
A 7-year old girl, whose father committed suicide recently, said after her grandmother gave her this backpack.

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