The Restricted Adventures of Raja
Empathy App

The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a groundbreaking series of book and game apps with interactive learning to help kids practice the three steps needed for empathy.

The Restricted Adventures of Raja is an interactive, bilingual digital book series about animals and emotions that helps kids consider the well-being of others. Book 1, 2 and 3 are individual apps, each containing a continuing adventure story in a graphic novel format, questions, fun facts and games. The interactive questions encourage conversations with kids that help them recognize emotional states, share emotional states through self- and social awareness, and regulate emotions to make better decisions and build stronger relationships. The apps are developed in partnership with Sticky Brain Studios, Inc. The third book in the series, “Raja Book 3” is now available! Join the adventure – download from the Apple App StoreAmazon App Store or Google Play.

“I can’t tell you how much my middle school students are enjoying the digital book! I’ve never seen them so engaged.” – Nikki, Speech-Language Pathologist

See the app in action!

App Features

  • Interactive story in a graphic novel format
  • Pop-up questions and fun facts to help parents and teachers lead discussions with kids
  • Discussion topics to help kids understand what characters are feeling, practice perspective-taking skills, and learn about animal behavior
  • A game to help kids practice and test what they’ve learned
  • English and Spanish language options
  • Intended for ages 7+

 

What is the story about?

It’s the year 2050; the Earth has mysteriously become a dreadful, unkind place full of angry, lonely people and animals wandering the streets with no homes. Raja, a warrior from another world, has been sent on a mission… But his fate takes a sudden turn when he becomes compelled to help a lonely Earth boy, AJ. The only problem? Once Raja arrives on Earth, he discovers that he’s been transformed from a brave warrior into a domestic — and fearful — Earth cat!

The Restricted Adventures of Raja app series is designed to inspire kids to want to make the world a better place, while giving them a much-needed opportunity to practice the three steps needed for empathy: recognize emotional states, share emotional states and regulate emotions to make better decisions and build stronger relationships.

How do I use the app?

When you read The Restricted Adventures of Raja on a smart phone or tablet, icons will appear. Touch these icons and use the questions and information provided to talk with kids about characters’ emotions, behaviors and actions.

Kids test their knowledge with a game

“Animal Watch” game is included in Book 1

Earth, 2050. A storm is brewing…You HAVE to get home before the storm hits at 6 pm! On your way, you find stray animals. Choose what to do based on the animal you see, and you win stars. Win three stars for the best possible choice, and your new animal friend will join you. Gain more points by bringing animals to the emergency shelter and finding hidden items. Look for things that would be good to have in an emergency if the storm gets bad. But whatever you do, make sure you get home before the storm hits!

Teachers and parents can access kids’ scores to see how they’re improving!

The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a part of the RedRover Readers Program and was written with the goal of teaching children empathy and kindness through understanding the emotions of cats and dogs.