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The Suburban Woman's Magazine which I'm very pleased and proud of as the journalist did a beautiful job capturing the very essence of the characters and myself. This is the article.
Teaching children vital core values is a daily duty. I believe that they are learning these traits from the home, the classroom, the community and social media. First thing to ask yourself is this: "Are you a positive role model"? If you are, ask yourself this: "How are you a positive role model"?
Think about this for a moment, no matter where you are or who you're with, whether you like it or not, there is somebody watching you, be it a child a tween or an adult. I'm a firm believer that we need to be on our best behavior at all times! Believe me when I say that you just never know when there is somebody watching, listening and wanting to be like you. As I teach younger children these traits, I do this to help reinforce these values and to remind us the importance of having good character because we are in in this together! Below is a video of painting Behavior Bear because I created these characters with the intent that children embrace them. How? Through literacy and our social stories, activity books and now painting kits. So below are some ways to engage your children in some easy, engaging and empowering activities of fun activities to learn about having good character! Each individual character has a page and has their own tips referencing their character which you may find helpful. Plus, under MORE on the website are individual painting kits to do with your child, and we love getting pictures of the finished project! Please share!
This Activity Book is available at Amazon for $6.00 and is filled with various activities with each of the nine characters and enhances fine motor, imagination, creativity and helps build good character!
This is a fun book filled with the characters and talks about what a Super Hero is. I always ask, "Do you have good behavior"? Then you are a Super Hero like Behavior Bear, etc. kids relate to this. Then add a Super Hero mask to create the Super Hero in your children! Also available on Amazon for $6.00 and the masks are also on Amazon.
This book is filled with a pattern for each of the nine characters to make a paper bag puppet and also includes a little page to fold with a story on it of each character. Also available on Amazon for $10.00 and now your children will create their own puppet show so make some popcorn and get comfy! Amazon also has paper bags!
Do'er Duck teaches perseverance. Inside this Journal you will find easy to do worksheets to document the growth of a sunflower, the process from seed to bloom and how to take care of this seedling. Never give up because this little seed will grow as tall as you, just plant the seed and take care of me! Available on Amazon for $6.00 and you can also purchase seeds on Amazon.
This book introduces each of the nine characters with colorful illustrations and questions for your children to think about as to how and where they are using their good character traits. Available on Amazon for $19.99. Encourage your children to write letters and draw pictures to the characters because they love getting mail and they always write back! S.A.S.E. to Character Name to P.O. Box 391, McHenry, Illinois 60050
Tune Into Good Character introduces each of the nine characters through a musical instrument! There is a story with each trait referencing music and at the end are pages to write your own song! Available on Amazon for $12.00 Get creative and make your own musical instruments or have fun with these on Amazon.
This book is packed with colorful Certificates of Achievement to reward your children with their good character! Let us not forget about our significant others, co-workers and other family members who should be recognized for their good character, too!. Available on Amazon for $12.50
Shape Up with Healthy Hippo who teaches children shapes and colors! It's a good way to introduce healthy habits to your children with a splash of color! Available on Amazon for $10.00 and here you can purchase art supplies to fill in the shapes with on Amazon.
This is such a fun filled activity book talking about the people who are in our community. Respectful Rabbit has a cut out pattern and you can dress this character in all the community dress ware talked about in the book! For example, an artist, a chef, a doctor, a construction worker...etc. these are the people in the neighborhood who make it all work. Available on Amazon for $19.50
We have published over 30 books which include a social story for each character, a Bulletin Boards and Poster Book and a Resource Book filled with templates, ideas, suggestions and pages galore to engage your child in this character trait. All are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. We hope you'll check us out, we make great stories, great travel companions, and great Pen Pals!
What Our Clients Are Saying
Today my 5 year old and I met the Behavior Bear (who was very sweet) in a special program at our library. We also painted a creative picture and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with Joni’s kindness, patience & creativity. Great experience for both parent & child. ❤️
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