ERIC Number: ED374381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation. Leader's Guide and Child's Book.
Payne, Lauren Murphy; Rohling, Claudia
Every child deserves to believe that she or he is truly a wonder. Together with the children's book, the Leader's Guide provides a complete course on self-esteem for young children. The Guide endorses three core beliefs: (1) All children are inherently valuable without regard to gender, race, religion, family background, economic status, appearance, abilities, health, possessions, or any other factor; (2) All children have the right to feel good about themselves exactly as they are; and (3) A child's value is unconditional. The children's book introduces several important concepts that strengthen and support self-esteem. The Leader's Guide shows how to teach and reinforce those concepts in a hands-on, experiential way. The activities make full use of children's natural curiosity and creativity. The Guide is divided into chapters that correspond to the children's book sections. Each chapter has four parts: (1) an opening statement about the concept being presented; (2) a series of goals that describe the main ideas; (3) activities to try with children; and (4) suggestions for follow-up that reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. (RJM)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Children, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Family Environment, Human Dignity, Parent Child Relationship, Self Esteem
Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Ave. North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1730 ($6.95 for Child's Book, plus $3.25 shipping and handling; $12.95 for Leader's Guide, plus $4.25 shipping and handling; quantity discounts available for 10 or more).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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