Empowering books from the Peace Dragon

We live in a confusing world. I can only imagine what it must be like to be a child these days with the proliferation of digital media and the constant information stream. It is hard to turn it off and focus on the right in front of us. Not only that, but there is so … Continue reading Empowering books from the Peace Dragon

A Boy and A Jaguar

Alan Rabinowitz is an American zoologist who has spent his life studying wild cats and was called ‘The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation’ by TIME Magazine. But as a child, Rabinowitz struggled to fit in due to a very pronounced stutter. In the picture book, A Boy and A Jaguar, Rabinowitz tells his story to … Continue reading A Boy and A Jaguar

The Power of Words – a lesson from Desmond Tutu

Adults are familiar with the work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, but in our efforts to heal our wounded world, our children need to hear his message. Fortunately, Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams have come together to write "Desmond and the Very Mean Word" about the hurt that words can cause and the power of forgiveness.The … Continue reading The Power of Words – a lesson from Desmond Tutu

Teaching a Lesson on Kindness through Books

“Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn.” So says Stephen Sondheim in the beginning the song “Children Will Listen.” Sometimes people forget that children are little sponges who soak it all up and they notice everything that we do. In light of everything going … Continue reading Teaching a Lesson on Kindness through Books

How Ordinary Acts do Extraordinary Things

Yesterday a friend posted in her Facebook feed about creating a calendar for her kids with a month of random acts of kindness. I immediately jumped on the bandwagon because, as she said, there is nothing better that we can do then work to raise up others. Also, teaching our children, the next generation, to … Continue reading How Ordinary Acts do Extraordinary Things

Teaching the true meaning of the High Holidays

We are currently celebrating the 10 days of awe that separate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, two of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. Technically, Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, but that doesn't mean much to a child or to a non-Jewish person. Together, … Continue reading Teaching the true meaning of the High Holidays