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Kids Making A Difference: The Bennett Brothers, Founders Of Bennett Brothers Balm

The Bennett Brothers, Harry and Heath,  were inspired to create Bennett Brothers Balm when their friend was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in May of 2016.  They wanted to do something to help him feel better and also raise money for cancer research. They learned that cancer patients’ lips and skin can get very dry from […]

Kids Making a Difference: Liv Van Ledtje, Founder of LivBits

Liv is an 11 year old that loves sharks and hopes someday to be an ichthyologist. She is a lover of books, ballet and an advocate for digital citizenship and student voice on social media. She uses Instagram, Vimeo, and Twitter to share her passions through positive social media posts. She is also an ambassador […]

5 Children’s Books To Build Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilience is not something children have or don’t have, but rather something that they can learn. Children face varying degrees of difficulties on a regular basis, like learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike and read a book. Do your children say “I am not […]

7 Children’s Books To Build Confidence

Helping our children build confidence is a tricky thing. It’s not something we can teach, in the same way we teach our kids to ride a bike or tie their shoes. It’s something that each person needs to find for themselves, and it’s not something that happens all at once. It builds over time as […]

How To Build Your Child’s Social Emotional Library

While in college, I remember my professor stressing the importance of building our “internal library.”  I was intrigued by this concept.  I loved the idea of walking around with a database of information and skills that could be drawn from whenever I needed it.  For years, I remembered his wise analogy, whenever I was learning […]

Wonder Crate Q&A With Best Selling Author Bob Sornson

Why is it so important for young children to develop empathy? Empathy is the foundation for all social-emotional intelligence.  It is the foundation upon which all social skills are developed. If you are unable to notice the feelings, behaviors, and situational responses of others, you have no way to “read” people, and determine what might […]