Little Deer Engineer

Why is the parent-child bond important?

Early parent-child bonding helps children:

  • Learn about setting safe boundaries
  • Form secure attachments with others
  • Mature with healthy decision-making capabilities
  • Prepare for adulthood in an imperfect world
  • Benefit their long-term mental health and resilience

Meet Little Deer!

HoneyDee Labs creates interactive story apps for children about a little deer engineer exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts with his forest friends. Adults read them to children, ages 3-5, on smartphones and tablets, while kids play along by touching movable elements.  

Little Deer Engineer is a curious little deer who goes on a series of adventures meant to inspire young children to explore nature and their surroundings with discoveries about life and scientific research. 

How does Little Deer Engineer support parent-child bonding?

Through engaging stories, Little Deer Engineer supports quality, heartfelt family time.  By promoting children's mental, linguistic, and emotional development, Little Deer helps children lay a foundation for them to cultivate strong social, academic, and problem-solving skills.   

What is STEAM and why is it important?

Little Deer Engineer is storytelling with forest animals exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) concepts in fun and original ways.  

Benefits of introducing STEAM concepts to children:

  • enables the next generation of innovators which, in turn, leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy
  • creates critical thinkers 
  • helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields
  • by learning STEAM skills early on, children are better prepared for school
  • per the National Science Foundation: “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”

Stories on the go!

  • Read entertaining stories with Little Deer’s delightful forest friends
  • Touch and tap through interactive cinematic scenes
  • Listen to calming background classical music
  • Enjoy vibrant, fully hand-drawn illustrations
  • View clear, colorful text for easy reading
  • Explore charming, imaginative landscapes
  • Follow Little Deer’s adventures independently; each story is stand-alone

In select stories, children can do simple projects and experiments with Little Deer’s easy-to-follow instructions at the end.

available for smartphones & Tablets

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 Little Deer Engineer lives in the Land of Willow Trees with his forest friends. He has a whimsical workshop where he likes to examine, research, and build things.  

On Google Play

Little Deer Engineer and the Paper Airplane (FREE)


Little Deer's first story!

Little Deer Engineer and his best friend, Mechanic Monkey, see a real airplane fly high in the sky! Little Deer and his friends decide to make a paper one; follow along on their quest to assemble materials and make a paper airplane!

 Instructions follow the story so children, with adult supervision, can create their own paper airplane!

Little Deer Engineer and the Apple Tree


About planting and seeds!
In this story, Little Deer Engineer and his friends become interested in learning how apples grow. Join them as they collect apples and plant an apple tree!

Little Deer Engineer and the CGM (FREE)


About a continuous glucose monitor!
In this story, Little Deer Engineer and his friends become interested in learning about continuous glucose monitoring systems - what they are and what they can do!

Little Deer Engineer and the Kaleidoscope


About the reflection of light and colors!
Little Deer Engineer learns about how light and reflective material can create colorful images in his latest adventure! Scientist Snake shows Little Deer and his friends how to make a simple kaleidoscope with a few household materials. 

Instructions follow the story so children, with adult supervision, can create a homemade kaleidoscope with their own imaginative designs!

Welcome to the world of little deer engineer!

STEAM Learning Adventures and Early Parent-Child Bonding


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Why are little deer engineer's little stories so valuable?

We love a good, spicy villain! But not in real life.

British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, the founding father of attachment theory, described attachment as an emotional bond that impacts behavior “from the cradle to the grave.” How you bond with caregivers during early childhood affects how you behave in relationships and friendships, how in touch you are with your emotions and how much you will allow yourself to love others on a conscious level.

Whether or not people are born with evil inclinations, a supportive, challenging and nurturing environment can both repress and display certain gene expressions. We are conducting our own research for specifics, but child and caregiver attachment, emotional neglect, immune system responses, lifetime repercussions, etc.  have been extensively studied.

So what happens when children don’t bond with adults?

1. Their bodies actually shut down.*

2. They have significantly delayed and stunted mental and physical development.

3. If they survive to adulthood, they are more likely to:

  • Starve
  • End up homeless
  • Become addicted to drugs
  • Work in damaging & dangerous jobs to survive
  • Commit crimes
  • Hurt others
  • Shoot others

* Babies have been found to die without adult bonding.