Learning to Listen with the Help of Boy

Sometimes we need to be reminded that just because we can hear doesn't mean that we actually know how to listen. In the book Boy, Phil Cummings shares that lesson with readers both young and old. The story of Boy takes place in a kingdom where the king and his army have long been fighting … Continue reading Learning to Listen with the Help of Boy

Folktales with Lessons for Life

Folktales are such a wonderful part of children's literature. There are so many tales that have been passed down through the generations and we have learned so many valuable lessons from them. One of the things that I find especially fascinating is reading folktales from a wide variety of cultures to see how similar situations … Continue reading Folktales with Lessons for Life

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