Rutland — New Author and Illustrator, Karen Correll, announced the kick-off for the new children’s book, Niko Discovers the 5 Senses Game, a highly regarded story to help young children learn how to self-soothe and reduce anxiety during these uncertain times. The book helps children change their focus from what if, to what is and is designed for youngsters, ages 5 to 8. It is now available as an e-book on Amazon and the hardcover will release in the Spring,
“As we learn to navigate the current pandemic worry, stress is at the front of every family,” said Marilyn Pells, LICSW. “Through this book, Karen has created a simple but thoughtful game brought to life to help children find ways of managing worry.”
“One of the best ways to help meet the social-emotional needs of children, as an educator, is to help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to be resilient,” said Donna Cagigge, M.Ed. 35-year career, retired primary educator. "This book will give so many children a way to overcome obstacles and adjust to become successful in life.”
This is Correll’s first book she has written and illustrated. She has collaborated on another book for ages 3-6 with her cousin to be released in the next few months, and a third children’s book for the 0-4 yr. group dealing with separation anxiety. You can follow her work and updates to her new book, and others to come by subscribing to her website at www.correllcom.com . Pre-orders for the hardcover edition are available on her site, as is the link for the e-book on Amazon is provided.
Karen Correll has more than 30 years-experience in business management, enjoys writing, art of all mediums, and time with her family and friends. This passion project is one that was inspired during a walk on a beach in Maine this past summer, where she and a friend used the five senses to refocus and de-stress. While in the midst of a class at SNHU, Correll was researching childhood anxiety. It was then she realized that young children could benefit by using the five senses if made into a simple game. Upon her return home to Vermont, she began writing Niko’s story.