"The idea was to allow the Dream Dragon character to grow
and evolve as the child grows and evolves."
The Dream Dragon stories were originally put into one of three categories: educational, empowerment and general entertainment, although there is crossover of each "E" in every story. The idea was to allow the Dream Dragon character to grow and evolve as the child grows and evolves. The first stories are basic educational topics, for preschool and early readers, with subjects like learning to count to ten, identifying shapes and learning the alphabet. These stories are part of The Dream Dragon: Look What I Know series, with an emphasis on learning. The next part of the series are The Dream Dragon: Tuck 'em in Bedtime Stories, which are mainly for entertainment purposes, while also providing early readers with easy to read stories, some of which cover more serious topics, like dealing with scary nightmares. The last stories in the series are The Dream Dragon: Lessons To Learn From stories. These are for older kids who have grown to love and trust the Dream Dragon character, which is vital for these stories to have the positive influence they are intended to have. These stories deal with very serious topics, like drugs, gangs and even inappropriate touching.
"It's a BIG deal when a child learns something new and we can't forget that!"
Look What I Know stories. When you are a child learning is an amazing thing. So inquisitive. So many questions. So open to new information. And once they learn something new, they are beaming with pride, which is why the name "Look What I Know" was selected for this part of the series. It's a BIG deal when a child learns something new and we can't forget that! Because we seldom learn new things as adults, it is very easy to forget just what a big deal learning really is, but it's important that we do not forget and that we actually celebrate when our children learn new things. By introducing the Dream Dragon Look What I Know stories to your children, they will begin to associate the character with greater comprehension and learning, which will, in turn, boost self confidence and self worth. It will also help establish the Dream Dragon as a trustworthy character, whose message is intended to help children. It is this trust which will become the foundation of the relationship between the Dream Dragon and the child. Just like any relationship, it will take time for the trust to build, but after a while, children will know that the message of the Dream Dragon is always positive and helpful. This understanding will become appreciation, which will allow the Dream Dragon to more easily help when the time comes to be introduced to the more serious empowerment topics of the series.