Building Character from the Start: 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K-3

Building Character from the Start: 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K-3

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By (author) Susan Ragsdale, By (author) Ann Saylor

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  • Publisher: Search Institute
  • Format: Paperback | 150 pages
  • Dimensions: 280mm x 215mm x 10mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 1574822691
  • ISBN 13: 9781574822694
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 698,307

Product description

Grounded in the 40 Developmental Assets (R), a research-based framework for healthy child development, this inspirational activity book lets kids have fun while building new skills and character. Kids are prompted to finish a coloring page with their own ideas and dreams while synopses of nearly 100 books include follow-up questions and ideas for taking the book's lessons even further. Fun for every grade level and area of interest is provided through word games, community-building games, team-building games, and more. Included with the book is a CD-ROM of reproducible handouts to engage kids even further, rounding out this ideal tool for teachers, day-care providers, and after-school program providers.

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Susan Ragsdale is a leadership development trainer and Developmental Assets® specialist for the YMCA. She has worked with the YMCA, Search Institute, CharacterCounts!, and United Way to help equip adults to work with youth. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Ann Saylor is the cofounder of the Center for Asset Development and the former director of the community service program at Harpeth Hall School. She has worked with the Points of Light Foundation, has led a statewide youth council, and has directed camps and conferences. She lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee.