With virtually all local schools closed through the end of the school year, a Muskegon company whose creative materials are in schools across the country and continent is sharing their content to educate kids on tough topics.

Wheeler Creative Studios (today) introduced the world to the Cartoonversation™ along with a host of award-winning cartoon-based learning modules that take on tough topics like cyber bullying, mental health, divorce, and more. The FREE program took off with viewers from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and every province and territory in Canada. Four years later, the world is very different. And so is the Cartoonversation. There are now three original cartoon series, 16 interactive read-aloud books, and 17 different episodes that have expanded to include topics from active shooter violence, to resilience & mindfulness, to dealing with the death of a loved one. -  Wheeler Creative Studios release

Wheeler says everything is free 24-7 at cartoonversation.com or rocketoons.com. Along with that, they say everything is aligned with state teaching standards grades K-12, and everything is aligned with key social emotional learning competencies.

Wheeler also says it has launched Cartoonversation Corner, a weekly YouTube show that features full episodes along with Cartoonversations to help kids and families listen to one another.