Jimmy Jumps is about a young grasshopper learning to jump. But he tries too hard, without thinking ahead and soon gets lost. He's alone and afraid, but he keeps working at it, refining his efforts until he succeeds and returns home.
Beneath the simple tale lies one of resilience and self-efficacy. Children are experiencing isolation and stress in this pandemic. But like Jimmy, they can also learn to hang on during bad times, to maintain hope and keep busy even if they feel alone for stretches and it's hard. By experiencing Jimmy's journey from isolation to reunion, kids can feel the reassurance that they are also capable of coping and problem solving until the world gets back to normal.