WELCOME TO OUR BIG WORLD!
Big World of Little Dude is an educational platform,
a book series and curriculum
providing social and emotional learning.
Little Dude is a therapy dog and his human handler
Cara Zelas is an author and educator,
volunteering at schools and hospitals.
For children ages 4 to 7
5 themes: Kindness, Friendship, Meditation, Empathy and Courage
Each story can be read and sung
Every book has a unique how-to guide
Books can be used in the classroom or at home
Learn about the Big World of Little Dude™ Curriculum.
Read here for more information.
THE BOOK SERIES IS UNIQUE!
You can read and sing the story!
A Guide to Making Friends
"Big World of Little Dude offers a wonderful opportunity to engage children in the importance and practice of kindness from an early age. This is sure to be a useful resource to parents and educators for years to come."
"When the children knew that Cara and Little Dude were joining us, their faces lit up with excitement. The activities which emphasized various facets of kindness were fun and engaging. We loved having Cara and Little Dude in our classroom!"
“Cara is great at engaging our younger patrons, lessons are both intentional and fun. Little Dude has a wide appeal for multiple age groups and children walk away with a new kindness skill for their emotional toolkit.”
“Cara really knows her stuff.
Little Dude is the sweetest, cutest dog
and he patiently accommodated
all of the love the kids had to give him.”
“Little Dude is adored by the children he visits and brings them both healing and joy.”
We follow the Framework by CASEL for systemic Social and Emotional Learning.