Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! 

Books on Gratitude! - mariadismondy.com
November 28th, Maria closed out the month of November’s gratitude theme with some book ideas! You can watch the full video here.
Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey – this story shows an animal that’s greedy – the opposite of gratitude. It’s silly and children will enjoy it, all while learning that being greedy is not as fun as you think!
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe – a beautiful story about gratitude and empathy and wonderful friendship.

One Grain of Rice by Demi – this is a book that incorporates cool math concepts and is geared towards older children, maybe 4th – 5th graders.

Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera – this book is in Maria’s top favorite books of all time! It is all about the rule that it is far better to give than to receive. Also noteworthy – it has some amazing illustrations (and has 2 sequels)!!

 Remember that Maria alternates these videos between her author page and the private Empowering Kids with Character page, which provides more ideas on the monthly theme and also support from fellow parents and educators!

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