New Book Helps Children Cope with Emotions About COVID-19 and More
The newest Kathryn the Grape Let's Read Together Series book, It's Okay to Cry, is a resource for parents who are navigating through difficult conversations with their children about COVID-19. The book purposefully demonstrates how children, as well as their grown-up family members, will experience times of sadness—and it’s okay to cry and express how they feel inside.
The pages are filled with vibrant illustrations and everyday examples of life’s circumstances. The simplicity of the words shared, combined with colorful images, make this book easy for parents to explain all of life’s events and emotions to their children. Children who read this book will understand it’s okay for parents to cry, something they may see as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
The second half of the book is dedicated to children understanding that tears of joy are also something children and grown-ups experience. Children will learn to understand that people cry when they’re happy—a somewhat foreign topic as most children are unaware of happy tears.
This book will help you check in with your children about how they’re feeling during these uncertain times. The book effectively demonstrates to children that all people of all ages experience sad and happy tears and it’s okay to cry and work through your emotions.
It's Okay to Cry
In this episode of Kathryn the Grape LIVE, children get a preview of Kathryn the Grape's It's Okay to Cry — the newest book in the award-winning Kathryn the Grape Let's Read Together Series. Children also get an acoustic preview of her brand new song with the same title. You may order this book online here.
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Hi Friends! Considering we are all mindfully staying home and sheltering in place for the time being, I am doing my best to provide children at home with joyful music and positive messages on my YouTube Channel. I am uploading new videos almost every day. I'd love for you to subscribe to my channel so you and your loves can receive my new videos every time one is shared. Also, be sure to check out my free resources as there are over 25 coloring pages for your children to enjoy.
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New 20-Song Album Release!
Kathryn the Grape music is hand-clapping, toe-tapping, spin yourself around fun! Kathryn the Grape Let's Sing Together includes a vibrant collection of 20 traditional songs featuring new Kathryn the Grape infused lyrics and upbeat musical arrangements. Children and adults alike enjoy singing and dancing along to Kathryn the Grape's unique versions of "Five Little Monkeys," "You Are My Sunshine," "Wheels on the Bus," "This Land is Your Land" and more. Many of the songs on this album directly link to the award-winning books in the Kathryn the Grape Let's Read Together Series. Kathryn the Grape Let's Sing Together is a timeless and enjoyable playlist for people of all ages to enjoy together.
I am Kathryn the Grape.
Hello and welcome! My name is Kathryn Cloward. When I was 11 years old, my softball coach nicknamed me "Kathryn the Grape" because I wore purple all of the time. Decades later, I was inspired to create this series to provide people of all ages with tools of love.
My purpose is simple. I desire to help people feel good about themselves and others. I know from personal experience, that's an inside job. We ripple love from the inside out. My stories and songs help people love themselves and others, naturally and unconditionally.
My son is my greatest inspiration. Being Landon's mom has helped me reconnect with the joyfully imaginative little girl I once was, and always have been. I just needed to remember who I am. Positive affirmations helped me uncover my natural vibrancy to shine my colorful light of love. My desire is to help everyone shine, children and adults alike.
Kathryn the Grape is for everyone! I share seven core affirmation in my books and music to help people shine their rainbow of light. Everyone is magical, colorful, love, kind, unique, grateful, and joyful. Everyone!
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Kathryn the Grape® is the only mom-created, produced and published independent heart-centered mindful media series of its kind. Children and adults benefit from the social and emotional learning tools and growth mindset life lessons shared in Kathryn the Grape's award-winning books, award-winning music, videos and more.
Kathryn the Grape is introduced to children in Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series and ages up as readers grow in Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series. Creatively connected, the messages shared in Kathryn the Grape books align with Kathryn the Grape's songs and videos. Plus, Kathryn the Grape is a real person for children to enjoy seeing, hearing and experiencing.
Often referred to as self-help for kids, the Kathryn the Grape media series is a treasure box filled with tools of love, including seven positive affirmations that help children understand and express their feelings.
Kathryn the Grape Affirmations
There are seven main affirmations shared throughout the Kathryn the Grape series. Children are introduced to these concepts in the award-winning Kathryn the Grape Let's Read Together Series book, "My Treasure Box with Tools of Love."
As children grow and develop with their natural reading abilities, the books and character grows with them. These seven affirmations are taught individually and expanded upon in the award-winning seven-book Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series.
Additionally, these affirmations are shared through songs on the award-winning album, Kathryn the Grape's We're All in This Together.
Let's Read Together
Reading together is fun! Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series helps engage the joy of reading within the hearts and minds of young children through simple stories with vibrant illustrations.
The award-winning seven-book Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series provides self-help tools for children. The series supports social learning and emotional intelligence self-development by helping youth understand and express their feelings. Additionally, each book has been recreated in a black and white Coloring Book version with illustrations outlined so children can interact with each story more as they add color to the pages.