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Self belief

Meet Bobby Bee...

Based in beautiful Bumblebee Meadow‘Believe in Yourself Bobby Bee,’ sends children the message that if they listen and try, they WILL learn and achieve.

Bobby’s mantra is “I can’t do it YET but….I believe I will learn.”

Just imagine if your child begins whispering this to themselves, instead of the shorter, unhelpful – ‘I can’t do it!’

Bobby Bee Cover

Why is Self Belief Important?

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

Does your child often say that they cannot do things? Do they view challenges as impossible for them and say things like ‘I’ll never be able to do this.’

If your child often seems to lack interest in learning new things, it may instead be that they lack self-belief and do not see themselves as capable. The two things are often linked.

Your child may be thinking inside, ‘I will never be able to do this,’ but what comes out of their mouths is ‘This is boring, this is stupid.’

Nurturing self belief, gives children the confidence to tackle new challenges and give themselves time to learn.

Change Their Inner Voice Through Storytelling

That inner voice can be so powerful in all of us at times. ‘ Believe in Yourself, Bobby Bee’ helps children develop hope that their efforts will enable them to achieve and also helps them see that learning is about effort too!

Maybe your child avoids anything challenging because they find it difficult to have faith in themselves. Bobby Bee can help your children change this mindset. He develops in children a hopeful, helpful attitude which allows them to believe in themselves and see things as possible.

How Does Bobby Teach Self Belif?


At the start of the story, Bobby lacks self-belief and does not think he is capable of learning the special bee dance. This makes him appear lazy and unmotivated, however at the root of it all is a lack of self-confidence.

Throughout the story, Bobby realises that not getting something straight away is just part of the process of learning. He learns that if he keeps listening and practising, he can learn anything!

Children’s motivation to learn is often linked to their self-belief. When they develop Bobby’s hopeful attitude to learning new things, they can participate with enthusiasm and enjoy themselves!

What Our Users Say…

Orla was so excited when she received her new book bundle! The books were so bold and vibrant; she couldn't wait to see the pictures inside. We read, 'Don't give up, Sadie Spider' first. The story was engaging and carried a clear simple message of not giving up. It is clever how each book involved characters from other books in Cape Ability. I definitely recommend these books to read with your child.

Ryan - Orla's Dad

We already have Bobby bee, Tommy turtle and Cooper crab, my 5 year old absolutely adores these books. We like them so much we’ve ordered 4 more. The quality of the books is amazing, easy to hold for both adults and children. The details in the pictures is so good, you can tell time and effort has gone into each one. We can't wait for the next in the series to come out!

Selina - Parent to two lovely girls

Our 4 year old has absolutely loved reading about the journeys of Cooper, Sadie & Bobby. He has 2 books at bedtime and he always chooses to have the Cape Ability book twice! We are very excited to meet the rest of the Cape Ability gang! 🕷🐝 🦀

Lizzie - Parent to two lively boys

Support Your Child's Mental Health with Cape Ability

Cape Ability was created by a Primary School Teacher with over 20 years experience.  Our stories really speak to little minds, with each motivational character teaching children to develop a healthy inner voice. Each beautifully illustrated book has a guiding principle which is demonstrated by a key character throughout the story. 

The books help develop a shared language between parent and child, allowing you to help them through life’s little challenges.

We live in an uncertain and changing world.  At Cape Ability, we believe every child should be equipped with an inner voice that helps them to stay happy and healthy.

PSHE at school

Meet the Rest of the Cape Ability Gang

Tommy Turtle
Tommy Turtle - Courage
Self belief
Bobby Bee - Self Belief
Learn co-operation
Roger Robin - Cooperation
Kiki Chameleon creativity
Kiki Chameleon - Creativity
Build resilience in children
Sadie Spider - Resilience
Cooper Crab
Cooper Crab - Concentration
Self reflection
Lizzie Ladybird - Reflection
Clara Clownfish - Curiosity