Welcome to Weaver's Cottage...
Meet Sadie Spider...
Nestled in the rolling hills of Cape Ability, lies Weaver’s Cottage. This is where Sadie Spider lives, spending her days trying to catch those pesky little flies for her lunch, but it isn’t easy!
Through her story, Sadie shows how to keep going when things are difficult. She helps children change their mindset and have a more resilient attitude towards challenges in their life.
Why is Resilience Important?
Does your child give up easily? Do they seem to lack the drive to see things through and persevere? Maybe they want you to do things for them when you would like them to be more determined to do it for themselves? This is where Sadie Spider can help. She shows through her story, how to keep going when things are difficult. She helps children change their mindset and have a more resilient attitude towards challenges.
Change Their Inner Voice Through Storytelling
Resilience can be described as the ability to work through difficulties, rather than giving up at the first sign of struggle. If a child is resilient they will keep trying when they find something tough. Children and adults will always encounter things they find difficult in life, whether it’s something difficult at school, or just learning to tie their shoe laces!
Being determined and resilient allows us to work through the difficulty, keep striving and ultimately succeed rather than give up and fail.
How Does Sadie Teach Resilience?
Sadie shows such a resilient little spirit when she keeps trying to make a successful web. She models true grit and has the mantra, ‘Try, try, try!’ She expects to work hard and enjoys the process!
To help our children to understand this message, it is best to praise their effort, rather than their ‘cleverness’ or natural ability to do something. If we say, ‘You are trying so hard and you WILL get this,’ or ‘Look at your picture – you put so much effort into it,’ they will realise that success DEPENDS upon effort – practise makes progress!
All innovative people in history have developed this attitude of grit and resilience to overcome obstacles. Not only does resilience stop them from giving in but it also enables them to relish a challenge and strive to keep going in order to achieve it!
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.