All posts tagged: doing good

BookS on MondaY: Who inspires you to do good? How might we teach our children about these individuals? Mary Feliciani talks about Martin Luther King, Jr., Ghandi, & others in her book for middle grade students HUMANITARIANS, VISIONARIES, HEROES & YOU

By Leslie Lindsay An absolutely fascinating and thought-provoking collection of inspiring individuals, past and present, HUMANITARIANS, VISIONARIES, HEROES, & YOU is exactly perfect for the middle grade reader, and their parents/guardians/teachers.  We read this slim volume aloud to our children (ages 11.6 and almost-10) en route to Thanksgiving in our hometown nearly 300 miles away. It was the quintessential read for this time of year. Thanksgiving, an American holiday epitomizing family, moral good, working for the betterment of a nation when times are tough (Thanksgiving, having been made a national holiday when morale was low during the Civil War). We asked the girls if they were familiar with the people in the book–many of whom are well-known–Martin Luther King, Jr., The Dali Lama, Mother Theresa, Gandhi–but others who are less-known. They nodded to some, but weren’t sure about others. We read anyway, introducing them to the good deeds, the selflessness of these humanitarians working to build a more holistic, kind, and peaceful planet. We learned about Craig Kielburger who, as a 12-year old, was moved by …

Special Guest Post & Give-a-Way: Author Jan Helson of “The Global Game Changers”

By Leslie Lindsay Fun, fun week!  What a great way to extend”cyber week,” the continuation of Thanksgiving…and the start of the holidays.  I truly feel humbled to be able to offer some exciting guests and give-a-ways. Today, I share with you a guest post by Jan Helson, creator of The Global Game Changers children’s entertainment brand and author of the children’s book, The Global Game Changers. Developed by a mother-daughter team, Jan Helson and Rachel Annette Helson  (image source: http://theglobalgamechangers.com/ggc-headquarters/) to inspire children to “Ignite Good!” and use their superpowers to make the world a better place, the goal is to teach kids about the different ways they can give back and develop their philanthropic interests. ***Be sure to sake a look below for contest details!!*** 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season (by author Jan Helson) The holiday season is a wonderful time to start teaching children about philanthropy and the joys of giving. The key to encouraging your child to become a life-long giver is a simple equation: Your …