Despite what James Brown claims, historically, women have contributed to some of the greatest innovations in science, art, business, environments and cultures. In fact, research shows in the early school years, girls are social butterflies and rank top of the class, but by middle school peer approval and physical appearances take priority over self-worth, skills, and assertiveness. As the mom of a couple of wonderful, beautiful, talented and smart elementary aged daughters, this just saddens me. My eldest girl heads to middle school in another year and it would break my heart if she lost everything that makes her great just because she’s worried about what other people think.
One mom is determined to inspire a new generation of conscientious, emotionally fit and assertive girls with the launch of Go Luna Girl Go a confidence and kindness building app for kids three to eight and available on iTunes for $1.99. The app, compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is the first in a series of influential stories with activities from the Beyond the Moon with Luna book series.
Go Luna Girl Go is an interactive story with bonus coloring activities celebrating women in various careers. Girls adventure with Luna as she prepares for her first flight. Just a young cow on the farm ready to clickity-clack down a pre-determined life, Luna meets girls leaping for their dreams; discovering they can make a difference in the world. With the support of a wise ol’ frog named Chester, Luna finds her confidence, shares her curiosities, and takes a chance that her fears will be drowned out by cheers from the other girls in the field. Luna ponders the social risks and considers many paths before acknowledging she is capable, and worthy, of leaping beyond expectation to realize her dream.
Go Luna Girl Go is created by Stephanie Rach-Wilson, a mother of two daughters growing up in a world more embracing today of women in roles previously filled by men. “The paradigm is shifting as it pertains to opportunities but women need to champion each other so we enter into leadership roles more confident of ourselves and considerate of other women,” says Ms. Rach-Wilson.
Each download includes a free physical copy of the book, to encourage girls to read and role play with parents and friends. Details available with app download.
A portion of proceeds supports the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States (www.turnersyndrome.org). TS is a broad-spectrum chromosomal abnormality affecting one in 2,000 females physically, mentally and emotionally. One of Ms. Rach-Wilson’s daughters was diagnosed at age eight with little hope for a viable life yet she leaps beyond expectations everyday.
Download the Go Luna Girl Go app on iTunes and visit www.golunagirlgo.com to learn about great women in history, modern girls and women making a difference, resources for social and emotional development, and activities to build confidence and kindness in kids.
Go Luna Girl Go is produced by Bay Area based It’s All Good Media, Inc (IAGmedia). The Company also produces the award-winning, eco-educational series, Let’s Go Chipper, promoting 21st Century learning and social-emotional preparedness.
Press release provided by IAG Media, Inc.