Children the magic heart of Karratha mother’s writing

Shannon BeattiePilbara News

Karratha mum of four, Amy Cox, is set to become a children’s book sensation with the release of her new title ‘Magic Heart.’

Cox is an award-winning former teacher who moved to Karratha in 2016 and became a stay-at-home mum.

Her book is about a young girl’s first day at school and was written for her daughter, Madison, who was a bit scared about starting kindergarten.

Cox said that as a teacher she always found it to be heartbreaking when a child would find it difficult to separate from a parent at the beginning of the day.

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“Some schools discourage children bringing in something from home to comfort them, so I found asking parents to draw a heart on their child’s hand before dropping them off was a lovely little reminder that they are loved and their parent would always come back,” she said.

“The magic heart is absolutely something I draw for my own children too, at least one of them has a little heart drawn on their hands most days.”

When Amy moved to the Pilbara she started an Instagram page called @playfullittlelearners as a creative outlet where she could share ideas of games and activities to engage kids at home.

The account now as over 70,000 followers and it was through the page that she was noticed by interactive, educational and Australian made children’s reading app Kindergo.

Amy’s book was published through the app which empowers children aged two to seven to read by themselves in a safe and encouraging environment.

“I believe wholeheartedly in the power of reading aloud, so the fact that we can still enjoy stories ‘on the go’ without having to cart around our favourite books is amazing,” she said.

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