Welcome to Barnacle Beach...
Meet Cooper Crab...
Cooper Crab lives with his family around the stunning rockpools of Barnacle Beach.
He can’t wait for the party in the rock pool that evening – but disaster strikes, leaving Cooper to organise the festivities all by himself!
Throughout the story, children are taught how to develop the key skill of concentration by following Cooper as he plans his tasks, manages his distractions and does not panic!
Why is Concentration Important?
Does your child struggle to focus on one thing for any length of time? Do they seem to get distracted by everything else around them?
Don’t worry! Most young children find it hard to concentrate and it’s a difficult concept for them to grasp at first. However, it is such an important skill to aid learning and progress.
‘Concentrate, Cooper Crab’ breaks concentration down into some very simple concepts. By learning to manage distractions and not become overwhelmed by a task, children learn the self-discipline needed to concentrate. This helps them become more independent and try things for themselves.
Change Their Inner Voice Through Storytelling
Young children do find it more difficult to focus, especially for long periods of time. But concentration is a skill that can be developed.
In fact, increased ability to concentrate leads to increased self-discipline and a real sense of ownership in a task.
If your child finds a million reasons to get distracted, they need help to develop their concentration, so they can become, and stay, focussed.
Enter Cooper Crab – the crab who knows it is up to him to concentrate, if he wants to get the job done!
How Does Cooper Teach Concentration?
‘Concentrate, Cooper Crab’ helps your child to focus on the task at hand.
Cooper shows your child how to develop the self-discipline to focus. He has mantras such as,“Con-cen-trate,” and “I must manage my distractions.”
His wonderful tale shows what you can achieve if you have a plan and focus!
This puts the responsibility to complete the task firmly under your child’s control, as they see how much they can achieve – with self-discipline and concentration!
What Our Users Say…
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.