Friday, April 26, 2013

Change The World Before Bedtime

This was one of my favorite books that I've read this year and had to do a re-post on it.

 Good Day Dear Reader Friends,
The Queen here with a feel good book titled, "Change The World Before Bedtime." I loved the simple, child-like watercolor and collage illustrations.

Sometimes, little ones feel like they're ... well, too little to do great things. Not so, shows this book which is full of ways and ideas to help out and make the world a better place. I think young and old can find an idea or two of simple things one can do to help others, and show random acts of kindness.

I've also come across a couple of websites that offer extended ideas that I'm sharing here as well.

Do go pick up a copy of this book. The activities inside can be done as a classroom assignment, or at home. What I loved most was how the authors showed the children working together, as a multicultural community. We need to work together to make the world a better place. Teaching our children ways to help will only lead to them having a brighter and happier future.

Happy Reading,
The Queen


Book Title: Change The World Before Bedtime
Authors: Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good

Book Information:

Publisher and date: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (July 28, 2012)
Reading level: pre-k to 2nd.
Book Info: Hardcover: 32 pages
ISBN: 978-0764342387

Book Theme:
Helping the environment, doing good deeds, making good choices, being helpful and kind

Book Summary

“Change the World Before Bedtime”

We all have the power to change the world - and it’s easier than you think! Meet kids of all ages as they explore ways to be kind, generous, good neighbors in their hometowns, their schools and around the glo

Atglen P.A. — Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life – a smile, a kind word, a simple deed – can help change the world in a big way. Through 18 stunning illustrations, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! For pre-k to 2nd.

Activity Adventures:

Find more ideas for doing good at Kiwi magazine.

Little kids with big hearts can make a difference one small action at a time, starting in their own backyards.
Brainstorm a list of helpful things you can do as a family, or classroom in your community. Take that list and decide on five or ten projects you are willing to do. Now, write them down on a poster board. Illustrate, or decorate your poster to make it special. Every time your family or classroom accomplishes one of the projects, mark the date beside the project. When the list is completed, celebrate with some kind of party or fun activity where you'll be able to talk about what you did and how it made you feel. 

Then, do it again. And again.

Authors Arena

About the Authors
    Once upon a time, coincidence, fate, and magic conspired to introduce three big dreamers – Mark, Karen, and Josh. And new friends became forever friends who, separately and together, use their creative talents to change the world a little bit at a time.

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