I wanted by deliverables to be catered around children while relating to my previous illustrated book. While I was researching for the next deliverable, I came across a soft toy called worried eater.
The idea of this toy was for the kids to write their worries onto a paper, crush it up and feed it to the doll. I wanted to have a similar concept, where the children can subtlely tell their emotions to their parents.
So I decided on a mood lamp. Since children are often afraid of the dark or the monsters under their bed, the addition of this product to their room would be natural.
I wanted to have three mood yellow (happiness) blue (sadness) and red (anger). Depending on the mood different mushroom would light up, creating different ambience and moods.
Deliverable No. 1: Story Book Aimed at Children and their Parents
I wanted to have a deliverable where it could encourage parents to spend more time with their children. So I settled upon an illustrated storybook, where the parents would read the book with their children. Hence I crafted a story with two messages one for the children and one for the parents.
Chameleon is rather faint hearted and his colour always reflects his feelings. One day, he got invited to Rabbit’s tea party! But the journey is full of dangers. He has to cross a Raging River, travel through the SpookyWoods, and then the Shadow Forest. Will he safely reach the tea party, or will he succumb to his fears?
The chameleon represents the children, aiming to teach them that it is unhealthy to bottle up their feelings. Children will learn the different ways to purge their emotions through chameleon’s journey.
The friends that chameleon meet on his journey aims to educate parents on the various different ways they can aid their children healthily manage their emotions.