How this remarkable & unique backpack can help your child improve her/his creativity, self esteem, social & emotional development…
The National Endowment for the Arts research concludes that engagement in the arts during early childhood benefits children’s social and emotional development.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
A new art/design on his/her backpack every day if your child wants.
Meet the inventor
When he was 11 years old, he had an idea about an erasable backpack. Seeing creative kids drawing on their Jansport backpack with Sharpie, Hien commented: “Dad, those are really cool art. Too bad they are permanent. Wouldn’t it be cool if it were erasable?” What a cool idea! So, we experimented and created ChalkWild writable and erasable backpack because there was nothing like it exists. Now, kids are free to customize it with their own art anytime, anywhere, and as often as they wish.
What makes our hearts sing? When we hear story like this.
ChalkWild backpack can contribute to the improvement of creativity, fine motor skill, emotional & social development, confidence...
American schoolchildren's creativity has been declining for decades.
A study by the College of William and Mary found that creativity among American schoolchildren has been continuously declining over the last 2 or 3 decades. 1500 international CEOs in a poll by IBM said that creativity is the most crucial trait for success. So, there is an urgent need to nurture the creativity and imagination among current American schoolchildren. Children are naturally creative. If you give a child some art supplies and let them do what they want, you will be amazed of how creative and imaginative they are. All we need to do is to encourage and to nurture their creativity and imagination. You would want this backpack for your child, wouldn’t you?
Besides improving creativity, doing art on ChalkWild backpack can help children, who experience trauma or who are autistic, express themselves and regulate their emotion more effectively.
1 in 10 children in the US experience 3 or more ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which means they are:
- 10–12x greater risk for Intravenous Drug Use and Attempted Suicide
- 2–3x greater risk for developing Heart Disease and Cancer
- 32x more likely to have Learning and Behavioral Problems
Why we are passionate about ChalkWild.
A testament to the power of art, creativity, imagination
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (world renowned trauma expert) 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.
Collaboration is key to bringing this unique & beneficial ChalkWild backpack to kids who will benefit from using it.
(A few examples of our collaboration with various organizations)