The Dragon Story

We have created a short cartoon, aimed at children aged 5-9 years, after understanding the lack of resources for children about dementia. It can be used in schools, clubs, in a group setting, or at home with an individual child.

The 4 minute cartoon is about a young dragon called Simon, his mummy, and Grandpa Drake. As Grandpa Drake gets older, he exhibits behaviours common with dementia and getting old, like not being able to find items, or forgetting things. Children may have come across some of these things in their own families, and the cartoon can be used to discuss these issues.

A resource pack is available which identifies mini themes from the story for discussion, suggested questions, and activities to help facilitate a positive attitude to the condition of dementia that affects many families.

It was written by Dr Jennifer Bute’s daughter, Alison, who also provided the voiceover. You can purchase a downloadable copy of the cartoon with no watermark, along with a small resource pack to assist in discussions, for £10.