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Giving Box
     

Giving Box

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by Fred Rogers
 

The notion that charity begins at home has never been easier to teach children than with this enchanting gift set based on the Jewish tradition of tzadakah, in which children save coins in banks for the less fortunate. Added inspiration for contributing to worthy causes comes from Emmy Award-winning television personality Mister Rogers, whose peaceful "neighborhood

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The notion that charity begins at home has never been easier to teach children than with this enchanting gift set based on the Jewish tradition of tzadakah, in which children save coins in banks for the less fortunate. Added inspiration for contributing to worthy causes comes from Emmy Award-winning television personality Mister Rogers, whose peaceful "neighborhood" has been a comforting presence in millions of homes for more than 25 years.In the book that accompanies THE GIVING BOX, Mister Rogers teaches lessons of generosity and charity through heartwarming fictional stories set in countries around the world. For children, he describes how good it feels to give to those less fortunate, and reveals how even one child's contribution can make a difference. For parents, he offers wise suggestions and practical guidelines on teaching children the moral lesson of compassion for others and the value of charity.

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bn.com
"Being a giver grows out of the experience of having been a receiver -- a receiver who has been lovingly given to." For more than 30 years on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the beloved Fred Rogers has been encouraging kids to grow into caring, compassionate, and giving neighbors. Now he channels his wisdom and spirit of generosity into a wonderful gift set for families to share. Featuring an engaging book filled with anecdotes, multicultural folktales, and practical advice about giving and receiving, as well as a colorful tin bank for collecting spare change to donate to charity, The Giving Box is a fun way for children to learn about altruism, compassion, and the importance of helping others.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fred Rogers, the host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, helps parents to teach children lessons of generosity and community with The Giving Box, illus. by Jennifer Herbert, designed to "create a tradition of giving with your children." A hand-size hardcover comes packaged with a small painted tin bank in which children can save coins to donate to the needy. The book contains fables from around the world that convey a tradition of giving (e.g., the Hebrew tale of "The Brothers," about two siblings who secretly help each other without the other's knowledge; Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse"), as well as a letter to parents, a letter to children and instructions on how to use the box--not just at Christmastime but year round. (Running Press, $12.95 96p ages 7-up ISBN 0-7624-0825-1; Dec.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762408252
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1900
Edition description:
Book & Coin Holder in a Plastic Case
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 7.54(h) x 2.31(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author

Frederick McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) was the host of the internationally acclaimed children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001. Mister Rogers, as he became known to millions, was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who lived and worked in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area for most of his life.Rogers' show won four Emmy awards, including one for lifetime achievement. He also received a Peabody Award, "in recognition of 25 beautiful years in the neighborhood." On July 9, 2002, Fred Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to children's education. "Fred Rogers has proven that television can soothe the soul and nurture the spirit and teach the very young," said President George W. Bush at the presentation.Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. He studied early childhood development at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The Giving Box 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the most well conceived ideas for children in a long time. It's a truly thoughtful gift that involves kids in an activity (philanthropy) that takes them outside their normally closed and fairly self-centered worlds. I gave it to each of my nieces and nephews last Christmas, and they have all been excited to choose charities they believe in and save spare change for them. I believe it has helped lead them down a path of lifelong empathy, understanding, and GIVING. Bravo, Mister Rogers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just picked up this little gift set for my 6 year old niece. Her mother told me that she grew up watching Mr. Rogers and couldn't believe that after all these years, he's still able to teach her children great values. My niece is learning so much about how to be a nice person to everyone and I hope that she will be able to use the other lessons as she gets older.