The Giving Box: Create a Tradition of Giving with Your Childrenby 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… See more details below
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.
- Running Press Book Publishers
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- Edition description:
- Book & Coin Holder in a Plastic Case
- 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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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!
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.