Heather Androsoff was born and raised in Burnaby, British Columbia. She is an elementary school teacher and
has taught Kindergarten for the past 12 years. Heather has a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia.
Heather’s books support children as they develop skills that will serve as their social foundation. In Scout and Kit Become Friends, the characters experience a range of feelings for readers to notice and interpret. The characters are specifically designed to be universally approachable and easy for children to relate to or identify with. Drawing instructions for the characters of Scout and Kit are provided to invite children to interact with the characters and to bring their own ideas and stories to life.
Heather is passionate about creating inclusive spaces that give children the opportunity to form meaningful connections with others. Scout and Kit Become Friends is designed to help early learners sharpen their interactive social tools as they develop new friendships and relationships. The gender-neutral presentation of the characters alongside their inherent differences allows for conversations which centre around diversity, acceptance, cooperation, and empathy.
By coupling easy-to-identify pop culture trends with modern social graces, Heather highlights the importance of children developing confidence in their ability to communicate with others in today’s heterogeneous communities.
Throughout her career, Heather has written nearly 100 different social stories to aid in the positive advancement of various social, emotional, and life skills for children. The resources available through Social Stories 4 Kids are great tools for teachers, parents, and caregivers to use both at school and at home.