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Emotional Literacy - A Big Future Starts With Little Feelings

Help your students develop social-emotional skills with kid-tested, psychologist and parent-approved, tiny-knee-slapping stories from Zoy.

The Magic of Stories

The Magic of Stories

Why build a story app for kids? As all great educators know, stories are incredible learning tools! Not only are they good for literacy, but they are also engaging tools for teaching social-emotional skills like empathy, self-esteem, and communication. With our SEL education-aligned storybook app, we can bring that magic to every classroom.

Our social skills books for preschoolers and elementary-age kids promote emotional development and essential social-emotional learning. But, more than that, they bring classrooms together!

Building Social-Emotional Skills With Stories

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is how children learn to understand and positively engage with themselves, others, and the world around them. SEL includes essential skills such as building empathy, managing emotions, and growing relationships.

Extensive research shows that strong SEL skills are linked to improved mental health, academic performance, and other positive life outcomes. Recent studies also show that reading and listening to stories are some of the best ways to teach SEL. Our read-aloud stories on the new Zoy app provide the perfect opportunity to help your students build these crucial skills.

Hear From the Professionals!

Here’s what users and experts have to say about SEL and the power of stories:

Linda Garcia

Preschool Teacher New York, USA

Zoy’s Classroom Compass is a fantastic resource. It makes integrating SEL into our curriculum effortless and engaging for the kids.

John Wilson

Early Childhood Educator California, USA

The storybooks from Zoy are a staple in my classroom. They’re beautifully written and truly capture the essence of SEL for young minds.

Mohammed Ahmed

Kindergarten Teacher Texas, USA

Zoy’s app and printed books have been a hit in my kindergarten class. The stories resonate with the kids and teach important emotional lessons.

Susan Lee

Early Years Coordinator Florida, USA

Implementing Zoy’s SEL Empowerment Toolkit has revolutionized the way we approach emotional learning in early childhood education.

Brian Thompson

Preschool Teacher Washington, USA

Zoy’s stories are not just stories; they’re tools for teaching empathy, kindness, and emotional awareness in a fun and engaging way.

Anita Rodriguez

Childcare Provider Arizona, USA

The Calm Corner feature in Zoy’s app is perfect for helping my preschoolers manage big emotions and find a moment of peace.

Emily White

Preschool Teacher Oregon, USA

Zoy’s digital stories have made SEL a daily part of my teaching. The interactive elements keep the children engaged and excited to learn.

Jessica Kim

Preschool Teacher Colorado, USA

Using Zoy’s workbooks alongside their stories has greatly enhanced the SEL learning experience in my classroom. The children love the activities.

Karen Patel

Preschool Director Illinois, USA

We’ve incorporated Zoy’s SEL resources into our preschool program. The positive impact on our students’ emotional intelligence is remarkable.

Derek Johnson

Early Education Specialist Massachusetts, USA

Zoy’s SEL resources are invaluable. They provide a comprehensive approach to teaching emotional intelligence in a way that’s easy for children to understand.

What Zoy Can Offer Your Classroom

Storybook App

The Land of Zoy is a magical place where students and educators can dive into the fun together! Our read-aloud stories support emotional development for preschoolers through engagement with relatable characters and unique plots with an undercurrent of humor. These stories are the perfect resource for incorporating SEL into everyday learning. Make sure to look out for our mascot – a silly baby elephant who’s learning these skills herself!

Need to calm and refocus the class?

Help your students take a break by visiting our Calm Corner, a huge bonus feature for subscribers, where you’ll find relaxation stories from our certified clinical hypnotherapist.

Need to Calm Down?

Take a break from the excitement and visit our Calm Corner, a huge bonus feature for subscribers, where you’ll find relaxing stories from our certified clinical hypnotherapist.

Explore the Magical World of Zoy

Every story at Zoy is created by our team of writers and illustrators, then given to our educators, mental health professionals, and parents to ensure that it’s fun, engaging, and effective in teaching essential SEL skills and concepts. Here are some examples of the books you can find in our reading app:

Zoy: Children’s Books App - "I'll Do It Myself" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "It's Ok To Say No" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Bounce Back" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Doug Needs a Hug" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Bravest of All" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "But I Said Please" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Diego and the Troll Booger" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Sunny and Nimbus" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Feeling Beachy Keen" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Zoy's Sticky Thanksgiving" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "My Me Ball" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App - "Action Jackson's Dino Powers" Teaser
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Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "I'll Do It Myself" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "It's Ok To Say No" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Bounce Back" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Doug Needs a Hug" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Bravest of All" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "But I Said Please" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Diego and the Troll Booger" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Sunny and Nimbus" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Feeling Beachy Keen" Teaser
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Zoy's Sticky Thanksgiving" Teaser
Big feelings can be hard to explain or understand. What if they were all contained within a big ball inside of you? Explore the world of My Me Ball and find out how to live in harmony with even the biggest of feelings!  Develop social-emotional skills with kid-tested, doctor and parent-approved, tiny-knee-slapping stories from Zoy, the best (SEL) storybook app. Visit www.meetzoy.com to learn more.
Zoy: Children’s Books App -  "Action Jackson's Dino Powers" Teaser
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A Welcome Message From Our
Founders


The idea of crafting stories with a message is something near and dear to our hearts and home, and we’re excited to help you build this space for your family as well. We welcome you and your family to Zoy!

Zoy - From Our Family to Yours

As parents of two boys, our founders Afshin and Sahar are no strangers to the importance of developing social-emotional skills and their positive impact on a child’s life.

Reading bedtime stories as a family has always been a highlight of their day. They realized that even five minutes of dedicated time before bed allowed them to connect and bond. Through years of reading to their children, Afshin and Sahar have seen the power that stories hold as a learning tool and are excited to provide a platform for parents and educators that combines their love of bedtime stories with the skills kids need to thrive.

The development of these crucial social-emotional learning skills and mental health go hand-in-hand. 

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Meet Zoy’s Team of
Experts

The diverse team at Zoy is built from a wide range of experiences and expertise! Every aspect of our app is developed, crafted, and vetted by award-winning writers, board-certified mental health professionals, change-making educators, and highly skilled subject matter experts. Perhaps most important are the parents and kids who serve as thought-leaders on every team.

Carrie Turner

Writer and Lead Editor Texas, USA

Carrie is a children’s author and editor who’s written over 2 dozen children’s books and edited many more. After studying Child and Family Development at Stephen F. Austin, she taught…

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Ashley Bugge

Director of Creative Operations Washington, USA

Ashley Bugge is an award-winning author and K-12 educator, who utilizes her training and expertise in the subjects of human behavior and leadership to create authentic and transformational material for…

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Elena Gjorgjevska

Storybook Illustrator Bitola, North Macedonia

Elena Gjorgjievska is a fine artist, painter, and illustrator living in Bitola. Love drawing and painting since an early age. She has an MA degree in painting from the Faculty…

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Katy Crawford

Education Specialist New York, USA

Katy holds a Master’s Degree in Education with over ten years of special education classroom experience focusing on behaviors. Katy has a passion for social-emotional learning and has put her…

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Mary Beth Bass

Writer Massachusetts, USA

Mary Beth Bass is an award-winning fiction writer with a side of teaching and theatre. She’s also written about life-changing food, far-off places, silly kids, and big secrets! She loves…

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Richard Anderson

Head Comedy Writer California, USA

Richard Anderson is a comedy writer who grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where he fell in love with Dr. Seuss and other whimsical storybooks. After graduating from the University of…

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Saskia Helen

Subject Matter Expert Missouri, USA

Saskia Helen is a former educator and SEL specialist who now provides countless families and classrooms with essential tools for building relationships, supporting and uplifting children, and helping them to…

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David Tate

Writer California, USA

David has a background in more traditional literature for older audiences, but after writing his first children’s book a few years back, he fell in love with the idea of…

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Dr. Sabahat Shah

Therapist and Child Development Expert Florida, USA

Bibi Sabahat Shah is a therapist and child development expert who works with children and families. Her goal is to help families nurture what is most important for healthy minds…

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Natalia Hartono

Storybook Illustrator Surabaya, Indonesia

Natalia is an illustrator based in Indonesia. She has loved illustration and character design (and cute things!) since childhood. She currently works on children’s book illustrations and character design for…

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Mariia Shabadash

Storybook Illustrator Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Since childhood, Mariia was interested in painting and was charmed by how every painter depicted their vision of the world. Having become an illustrator of children’s books, Mariia obtained an…

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Enghel Garcia

Psychometrician & Illustrator Laguna, Philippines

Enghel Garcia is a psychometrician turned graphic illustrator who has been drawing since she was 5. She loves watching animated series. After having a Psychology Degree and becoming a Psychometrician,…

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Olena Danilchenko

Head of Marketing & Strategy Massachusetts, USA

Olena is an award-winning, proactive growth-minded strategic marketing leader with diverse experience in global marketing and consulting roles. Olena has over 25 years of experience developing new go-to-market strategies and…

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Education Center

Educators can easily find various resources from quick, skim-friendly blogs to more in-depth articles. Develop social and emotional skills at your own pace and join a community of people doing the same!

Can’t get enough of this SEL teaching stuff? Neither can we! New resources are added each week.

Building Social-Emotional Skills Through Stories

Zoy’s storybook app provides fun, kid-tested, doctor and parent-approved learning opportunities to read aloud online. We have created a safe place to foster and develop social-emotional skills while spending quality giggle time together. If that isn’t enough, the stories are a hoot! Who doesn’t love to laugh?

Building Social-Emotional
Skills Through Stories

Zoy’s storybook app provides fun, kid-tested, doctor and parent- approved learning opportunities to read aloud online. We have created a safe place to foster and develop social-emotional skills while spending quality giggle time together. If that isn’t enough, the stories are a hoot! Who doesn’t love to laugh?

Zippity Zappity Zoy!

Download the app and join us today! If you love it, tell your friends and spread the power of storytelling and SEL!

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