Welcome to the future of backpacks! We are super excited to introduce you to ChalkWild, a game-changing erasable backpack that taps into the boundless potential of expressive art to nurture social-emotional growth and healing. This innovative creation, inspired by the imagination of an 11-year-old inventor Hien from Modesto California, has captured the hearts of children, parents, and educators alike, offering a canvas for self-expression that can be refreshed endlessly.
At the heart of ChalkWild lies a powerful mission. We believe in empowering our children through the transformative power of expressive art, giving them a tool to shape brighter futures.
Engaging in art activities daily on a ChalkWild erasable backpack is an effective way to help kids relieve anxiety and improve their ability to access the prefrontal cortex, which in turn aids their focus on learning. By developing this habit of drawing daily, other good habits will follow. Academic success, prosperous careers, and fulfilling lives are achievable. Here’s why it’s a great approach:
- **Expressive Outlet:** Art provides children with a non-verbal means of expressing their emotions, which can be especially important when dealing with anxiety. It allows them to externalize and process complex feelings in a safe and creative manner.
- **Mindfulness:** Engaging in art encourages a state of mindfulness. It requires focus on the present moment, diverting attention away from anxious thoughts. This mindful engagement can help calm the nervous system.
- **Emotional Regulation:** Art helps children learn to regulate their emotions. By acknowledging their feelings and expressing them through art, they can develop better control over their emotional responses, reducing anxiety triggers.
- **Visual Representation:** Creating art provides a visual representation of their feelings. When children see their emotions on paper or the erasable backpack, it can make those feelings seem more manageable and less overwhelming.
- **Daily Practice:** Encouraging a daily art practice, particularly with the ChalkWild erasable backpack, reinforces the idea that it’s okay to have different emotions. This habit helps kids recognize, accept, and process their feelings regularly.
- **Stress Reduction:** Art can be relaxing and stress-reducing. Engaging in creative activities triggers the release of feel-good hormones like endorphins, which counteract the negative effects of stress and anxiety.
- **Prefrontal Cortex Activation:** Regular art engagement can enhance cognitive functions, including improved access to the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for higher-order thinking, decision-making, and emotional regulation. By reducing anxiety, art activities make it easier for kids to engage in this region and focus on learning.
- **Creativity Boost:** Art encourages creative thinking and problem-solving, skills that are beneficial in various aspects of life, including academics. The prefrontal cortex is involved in creative processes, so improving access to it enhances creative learning.
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A Partial List of School Districts and Organizations Who Have Been Partnering With ChalkWild To Make A Significant Impact.
- Antone and Marie Raymus Foundation
- Bank of Stockton
- Boys & Girls Club at Sierra Vista Stockton
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
- Boys & Girls Club of Manteca
- Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus
- Boys & Girls Club of Tracy
- California Water Service
- Center For Human Services in Stanislaus County
- Ceres Unified School District
- First 5 of San Joaquin
- KIPP School in Stockton
- Manteca Unified School District
- Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation
- Merced County Office of Education Early Education Department
- Mossdale Elementary School
- New Hope Elementary School
- Patterson Joint Unified School District
- San Joaquin County Children & Youth Task Force
- San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
- Sierra Vista Children & Family Services Stanislaus and Merced County
- Sozosei Community Foundation
- Standiford Union School District
- stockton Unified School District
- United Cerebral Palsy Central California
- United Way of Stanislaus County
- YMCA of San Joaquin
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ChalkWild is a terrific tool for Special Education students as well
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The amazing positive comments from mental health experts, educators, students, after school staff
Executive Director of Unbound Stockton
The backpacks were a great way to get to know the kids. It gave them the freedom to use drawings, symbols, and words to express themselves. These are great tools for getting to know one another.
Mr. Rodrigo, Site Coordinator of Boys & Girls Club at Aspire Charter School sites in Stanislaus county
It keeps our youth concentrated, focused, and just engaged in the activities they are doing. My staff also finds it a cool and awesome concept and they also enjoy working on the backpacks themselves!
Mr. Moises Coria Branch Manager of Sierra Vista – Stockton Boys & Girls Clubs
The kids really enjoyed the curriculum. We did notice they were able to open up and discuss more about themselves through drawing and talking.
Mrs. KimAnh Truong-Munoz, Principal of KIPP School Stockton
I am glad to be able to have a powerful tool for art and reflection in a backpack– something that every kid should have and now is an opportunity to reflect on their best selves as well.
Ho Ying Chu, MSW., Psy.D., trauma-informed clinician (completed USC/UCEDD APA Internship Didactics at the No. 1 Children’s Hospital in the Western U.S.—Children’s Hospital), mental health trainer, and author of “Dr. Chu’s ABC’s of Emotions”
“I loved the creative educational curriculum and the multiple uses of the magic backpack that can suit both non-clinical and clinical support for children. I highly recommend this wonderful tool that can strengthen children’s brain architecture by promoting their social-emotional development. It is essential to all future learning, behavior, and health. ”
Aideen Cooney, Senior Art Therapist Cork, Ireland
My 4 year old son had a very specific idea that he wanted a backpack he could draw on every day. We were absolutely delighted when we found a like minded vision in ChalkWild. This unique and functional canvas is the perfect transitional object. Most importantly it’s an outlet for expression that can give voice to the inner world of emotions and help nurture and develop the creative problem solvers of the future.”
Christie Hendricks, Assistant Superintendent Early Education Department Merced County Office of Education
The Early Education Department is extremely impressed with the quality of the backpacks we purchased. The children enjoyed the write on/wipe off surface and having their own personal backpack to showcase their creativity builds their self-confidence!
A Few Remarks From Students
“Good fun. It’s like making a customizable backpack.” “Pretty cool. Get to draw, have fun, washable to do again.” “Love it. Drawing on them is fun for me since I can do it with my friends.” “Fun. If you are bored, you can draw in the car.” “I enjoy being to draw to express myself. I like the pens best.” “I love my backpack and the markers allow me to make my backpack cool.”
Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway – Psychology Professor of University of North Florida, Mental Wellness Expert, TEDx Speaker
My published research shows that just 20 minutes of drawing can improve working memory, our brain’s control center. So what are you waiting for? Pick one of these fantastic backpacks & get drawing!
Dr. Lupe Jaime-Mileham, Ed.D, Senior Director, Early Care and Education Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
We are excited about the backpacks. The backpacks are such innovative use of an everyday product.
We are excited about the backpacks. The backpacks are such innovative use of an everyday product.
Dave Lockridge, Executive Director of ACE Overcomer Center For Resilience
Hien has a brilliant product in the ChalkWild Erasable Backpack. The benefits of art therapy for traumatized or stressed children are proven. Additionally, it gives adults a window into the thoughts and emotions of the child. I highly recommend the ChalkWild Erasable Backpack to programs and parents working with sensitized children.
Dr. Ganielle Hooper, Ph.D, Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist & Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and a Founder & CEO of Axis Hope, LLC based in Marietta, Georgia
The Chalk Wild erasable backpack is a great on-the-go resource for children who love to draw. Drawing can be very soothing and may help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress and help to regulate emotions. The backpack can be used as a canvas at any time, such as whilst waiting or on the train. This is very helpful for children who are always moving or have attention difficulties. I would recommend the Chalk Wild erasable backpack to parents and teachers.
Yoland Ruiz, Pathways to HOPE Program Manager, Camp HOPE America – San Diego Alliance for HOPE International
As for the kid that has had his backpack for a month, mom says he loves it! He is 7 years old and is in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) at school. The teachers have found it challenging to accommodate a rocking chair to help with the child’s concentration, but mom said that the backpack has helped. She stated that he used to hide under his desk constantly, but now uses the backpack on his desk or the floor instead. Mom said the teachers find it very helpful. Although the boy doesn’t use it at home, he takes the backpack to school every day as well as on any car ride. Mom is very grateful!
Steph Reed, Autism Specialist Teacher, Trainer & Coach, UK
The ChalkWild erasable backpack is a great on-the-go resource for children who love to draw. Drawing can be very soothing and may help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress and help to regulate emotions. The backpack can be used as a canvas at any time, such as whilst waiting or on the train. This is very helpful for children who are always moving or have attention difficulties. I would recommend the ChalkWild erasable backpack to parents and teachers.