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NAMI announces the release of “Meet Little Monster,” a mental health coloring and activity book created for young children as a tool for them to express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, as well as to help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives.
NAMI is proud to make “Meet Little Monster” available for download to families, organizations, teachers and young people across the country at no-cost in English as well as Spanish.
Created by NAMI’s State Organization NAMI Washington, “Meet Little Monster” was developed in response to both the COVID-19 pandemic, when children were suddenly cut off from their friends, teachers, coaches, club leaders and school counselors, and the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice after the murder of George Floyd. They were experiencing big and powerful feelings without the community support and reassurance that they had access to before quarantine.
The book was written and designed by Sophia Nicholson Keener and illustrated by Honor Heindl. It also includes a list of mental health resources.