Take a fresh approach to community service and giving back. Teaching young children to be socially conscious, community-oriented, and eager to volunteer seems like a daunting task, especially for busy families with children of varying ages. Simple Acts brings busy parents practical, easy-to-do ideas to involve the whole family in volunteering and helping others in the community.
With step-by-step instructions, you'll learn:
- The proven value of service in raising compassionate children
- How to choose community-service options that are right for your family
- Ideas for integrating volunteering and service into your already-busy schedule
- Ways to help your children experience the deep satisfaction of helping others
Full of advice, tips, and real-life stories; this fun, easy-to-use guide helps parents and children of all ages incorporate hands-on community service experiences into their daily lives. You're never too young -or too old- to start giving back!
|Publisher:||Gryphon House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is the volunteer coordinator of Doing Good TogetherTM in New York City. She is a frequent presenter to parents, faculty, students, and community groups and is a contributor to parenting blog mommypoppins.com. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Yale University. She and her family regularly make time to volunteer in their community.
Table of Contents
Introduction: There's Always Time to Give Back 1
Chapter 1 Organizing Playdates with Purpose 9
Chapter 2 Planning a Birthday Party with Purpose 22
Chapter 3 Milestones with Meaning 38
Chapter 4 Kindness Month by Month 47
Chapter 5 Kindness Day by Day 63
Chapter 6 Taking Service on the Road 69
Chapter 7 Creating Family Tradition Around Service 78
Resource Guide 96
Ideal for parents and caregivers of children ages 3-8