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- We believe all children are born creative.
- We believe each child should have a portable art canvas with them to draw or doodle to express themselves.
- We believe that the creativity & imagination in their artworks should be on display for the world to appreciate.
Hien, an 11-year old kid, created Simon, 3-in-1 erasable writable backpack: a portable art canvas, a portable art gallery, and a backpack for kids to create art on anytime, anywhere they wish. Creating arts has numerous benefits for kids, it:
- 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 an engaged student.
- 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!”
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.