IF I SEE A PROBLEM, I CAN FIX IT. I CAN TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT.
IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, I CAN ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP.
Focusing on the skills of growth mindset, responsibility, and teamwork, Narwhal, and his friends in Manta Rey tackle a big problem, using the issue as an opportunity to grow as individuals as well as a community. Narwhal’s story reminds little ones that, while they may not be able to do something on their own, they can always ask for help to get a problem solved!
Narwhal is a kind-hearted only child. Both of Narwhal’s moms are highly involved in his life and do everything they can to make sure he never goes without. As helicopter parents, they are eager to support little Narwhal in any endeavor he wishes to pursue. With such a loving and encouraging home life, Narwhal gets to explore his interests and dedicate his focus to excelling at his favorite activities.
Happy and high achieving, Narwhal benefits from a privileged point of view. He is naive about the fact that not all creatures have access to the same opportunities. In his eyes, Narwhal is just like any other sea creature. His peers, on the other hand, see him more as the unicorn of the sea. Narwhal’s assumption that life is as easy for everyone, as it is for him, is often met with annoyance and anger. This sometimes leaves Narwhal feeling hurt and confused.