Courageous Kids 4+

Prepare for common challenges

Courageous Kids

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Its heart-breaking to see your child struggle with everyday situations. And whether you're navigating day to day worries, dealing with more serious anxieties or supporting a neurodivergent child, helping them bravely face each day can often feel like an uphill battle. That's where Courageous Kids can really help you level the playing field.

Courageous Kids helps explain what will happen and what's expected, with relatable warmth, humour and wisdom. It's been custom-designed to help your child confidently embrace new situations. From the first day of preschool or school, to attending medical appointments and even birthday parties, Courageous Kids has your back with tools that will not only help build your child's confidence, but will also save you precious time by preparing your kids for what's to come.

Created by a doctor in collaboration with a leading child psychologist and occupational therapist, Courageous Kids not only draws on their extensive clinical experience, but also on their personal experience as mums. Their shared observations underpinning and inspiring the development of the Courageous Kids app which has been a game-changer for so many families.

Consolidating evidence based research, Courageous Kids incorporates three simple but effective tools that will set your child up for success.


There's a reason kids love mirrors. Whether it's pulling faces, or just checking out their latest super hero costume, it's a buzz for them to see their reflection. That in mind, our personalised stories put your child in the spotlight - not only placing them together with those that they most love and trust, but also introducing them to the characters they're about to meet. This is infinitely more engaging than generic stories that have no point of connection. Courageous Kids has a highly customisable collection of purpose written stories and illustrations that gently explain what will happen in any number of scenarios. So your super hero is now the super hero of their own stories. And whether you choose from our custom illustrations, or upload photos of your own, personalisation has never been easier.

Game Changing Tool # 02 - VISUAL PLANNER

Plan to succeed with our visual planner! We know how hard it can be to get your child confidently in sync with the sequence of things that need to happen before things can actually happen. Which is why we've created a picture based tool that features colourful and easy to understand icons. Seeing what's next reduces anxiety, and being able to independently independently check where they're up to builds confidence. It even helps distractible kids who have trouble with sustained focus as there's a range of "sensory breaks", designed by our paediatric OT. These give your child some energy building or calming time before getting on with the next scheduled task.

Game Changing Tool # 03 - SOCIAL RULES GAMES

Too often, social rules are assumed knowledge, not directly explained. Courageous Kidsprovides an engaging range of games that foster fun conversations around whether specific behaviours in various contexts are 'silly' or 'sensible'. Framed in this way, your child can increasingly understand WHY rules exist, while simultaneously getting positive feedback for making more sensible choices ahead of finding themselves in those situations.

So draw a lion in the sand, and get courageous! It's the best way to get them roaring and ready.

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What’s New

Version 2.5.27

Option to Create own tasks in visual plan

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

aliand15 ,

An amazing resource

The Courageous Kids app has really helped with my autistic son’s anxiety around going to child care. We read him the personalised social story each morning and it helps put him at ease. We are finding drop offs much easier as he knows what to expect. The app is easy to use and I love that you can use cartoon style images or upload your own photos. My son loves turning the pages like a book. Thank you Courageous Kids for making our life easier!

Littlewhimsy ,


The Courageous Kids app has been so much more effective than I anticipated. My anxious 4 year old has been suffering a lot with distressing kinder drop-offs, so I personalised a story including photos of him playing happily at kinder and being picked up at the end of the day. He absolutely loves it and asks to read it together every night before bed! Drop offs are slowly getting calmer and easier as a result.
I can’t wait to get started on a Dentist Visit story!

Danielle561 ,

Great social story app

I love using this app to teach families how to write social stories. It gives lots of examples to families that helps them to build their confidence and they can then personalise the stories by tweaking the words (or completely writing a new story) and adding in their own photos or images. Families can then use this app in their daily life to help their child with routines, anxiety, new situations, and learning new skills. Danielle, Speech Pathologist, Melbourne

App Privacy

The developer, Courageous Kids, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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