Courageous Kids 4+

Prepare for common challenges

Courageous Kids

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



It's never been easier to set your child up for success with new experiences. Courageous kids helps you explain what will happen and what is expected with warmth and humour. Our library of social stories, each written and edited by a doctor and child psychologist, can be tailored to your child in minutes.

Developed with a leading child psychologist and occupational therapist, our app helps familiarise children with upcoming situations. Whether you want to minimise separation anxiety in children starting preschool or school, explain what will happen at a birthday party, or just sleep in on the weekend, our stories, games and visual planner offers you a powerful tool like no other.

Join the fast-growing community of parents who use Courageous KidsTM to empower their children and develop their resilience. The app is perfect for children who like to be prepared, and for those with anxiety or autism.

The Courageous Kids app has 3 evidence based tools to reduce your child's anxiety:


Discover a library of carefully crafted and beautifully illustrated social stories, that can you can tailor to your child. Your child is the hero in every story.

Our stories prepare children for common anxiety-provoking situations in a positive and engaging way. By entering your child’s name and age, and selecting an illustrated character to suit, your child becomes the main character in every story. Alternatively, you can replace our illustrations with your own photos! Story text can also be edited, if needed, for further customisation.


Instead of telling your child all “the rules” before going out, play our Silly or Sensible? games. Each game is set in in a different environment. By laughing over the "silly" behaviours and praising your child for making the sensible choice in each scenario, you can set your child up for success. It’s a light-hearted way of explaining social rules in advance. Fun sounds and gorgeous illustrations really set the scene!


Enjoy a useful scheduling feature with colourful icons and a timer function. Organise and adjust your activity list with the easy drag and drop function. Clear and colourful icons make it easy to involve your child in planning their day and will allows them to see what’s next on the plan, helping them develop independence.

The scheduling feature also includes a list of “sensory breaks” that have been curated by a paediatric occupational therapist. These are quick physical breaks designed to let off steam before returning to other tasks.

Why Courageous Kids?
• A library of unique, personalised social stories
• Your child is the main character in every story
• Complete personalisation throughout, including names and illustrations of adults
• Beautifully illustrated story scenes
• Option to swap illustrations for own photos
• 10 illustrated child characters to choose from
• 10 illustrated adult characters to choose from
• New stories each month
• Fun games to teach social expectations
• All stories reviewed by a child psychologist
• A scheduling tool with “movement break” ideas from an occupational therapist.
• Awesome tool for kids with autism or anxiety.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 2.5.11

Improved UX in Games, Stories, Schedules, and Characters.
Addition a new Game(At the Beach)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Rollerblading mumma bear ,

Essential for every parent and kid!

This app is exactly what every child needs to prepare for real life and the “every day situations” that are hugely impactful for kids but that we often take for granted.
The personalization features allow you to upload your child’s photo into each story and customize it to make it relatable for them. The stories are well written and kids absolutely love them!

Courageous Father Bear ,

Best parenting app!

Great library of stories to prepare my kids for every day situations! The personalisation features are brilliant. Super cute illustrations and love the option to replace with photos on each page. Kids are resilient but one thing we’ve learnt from the pandemic is that children need age appropriate support and tools to transition through change. An essential app for every parent and their kids!

LUX Mentis ,

What a difference an app makes

We use this app to support our son who finds change difficult. The way it can be customised is brilliant. He truly feels the stories are written for him and asks to look at them many times over. We can see the improvement in his anxiety levels that have come from using this app. Thank you.

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.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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