Episode 53: Team Supercrew with Julie Anne and Darren Penn

In this episode, I had the chance to talk with the two authors of the Team Supercrew books, Julie Anne and Darren Penn. The Team Supercrew books provide a great roadmap for explaining emotions to kids that is age-appropriate and highly engaging.

In this episode, I had the chance to talk with the two authors of the Team Supercrew books, Julie Anne and Darren Penn. The Team Supercrew books provide a great roadmap for explaining emotions to kids that is age-appropriate and highly engaging. Team Supercrew was created when Julie Anne and Darren’s son was experiencing big emotions around age five. They sought out resources to help him grasp onto the concepts of emotional regulation. Eventually, they used their son’s love of reading and exploring to create the world of Team Supercrew and combined it with larger concepts to help kids understand the ways their emotions work. 

What we talk about with Julie Anne and Darren:

  • The method of writing used to create a story specifically for children to help them best understand different scenarios and emotions they will encounter.  
  • How the illustrations on the page help a child pick up on subtle changes in character emotions and reactions throughout the story.
  • How they came up with the first four book topics to help kids with the most prevalent challenges they face today. 
  • Providing validation for a kid's emotions by naming the feeling and creating awareness about what causes these thoughts.
  • Using the characters to show how the powers we all have within us can help us feel a sense of control in an uncontrollable world.

Resources:

Be on the lookout for Team Supercrew books 5-8 coming soon! 

 

You can learn more about Team Supercrew and buy their books on their website: https://www.teamsupercrew.com/

 

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