I want my children to build strong character, and I want them to have fun doing it. I want them to enjoy being kind, being responsible, being truthful, and helping others… not just because they know they should “follow the rules” or because mommy told them to. I want them to value having a strong character throughout their entire life, because it brings them joy and fulfillment.
My new ebook Playing with Purpose: Character Building Made Fun is designed to help children – especially those under five years old – build positive character traits through simple, enjoyable, and engaging activities. It offers over 100 hands-on playful ideas, split up by character trait (there are 21 altogether) with an easy-to-use checklist format. The activities are numbered for easy reference and there is a column for notes if you would like to extend the activities or record the response of your child to build on later.
The activities are meant to help build children’s vocabularies and understanding about what the values mean, as well as give them a positive atmosphere for testing them out.
As a result of using the book parents will likely find themselves learning more about character traits and how to implement them into their daily routines as well. At least I have. I find the more I add these character building “moments” into our day, the more positive character traits slip into my mind and daily conversations. It is a beautiful process.
I created Playing with Purpose as a resource for families to laugh, learn and grow together. I’ve been very pleased with the feedback so far and truly hope you all will enjoy it. I send it out to each reader with encouragement from the bottom of my heart for the important task we are undertaking: raising the next generation.
To read more about the ebook and see a little video I put together about it, head on over to this page. You can also buy your copy there.
Celebrating the Launch of my Ebook
As this ebook has been a work in progress for many months, I am very happy that it is completed and I would like to celebrate that it is now available!
Therefore I have decided to give away 5 free copies of my book and I am pleased to offer even more lovely giveaways from two companies my family loves. Each person who wins a copy of the book will also win one of several prizes from Tender Sapling or Sparkle Stories.
Tender Sapling is a company based on four core principles: virtues development, world citizenship, sustainability, and fun. In their quest to help kids grow noble, they offer fresh images, positive messages, and fun activities to guide them. There are plenty of designs out there that tell boys they are powerful and girls they are princesses. But children are so much more. The creators at Tender Sapling design products that promote their core principles that can help enable children to embrace their true identity and “grow noble.”
Tender Sapling offers a range of children’s clothing, bags, stationary, stickers and tattoos (all environmentally friendly!), and will soon be adding wall art, bibs, and more styles of clothing and bags to their range.
As part of the ebook launch, Tender Sapling will be giving away a T-shirt or bodysuit of the winners’ choice, to two people. There are many sizes, styles, and colors available – browse them here.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably recognize some of the shirts because my sons wear them all the time! We’ve had ours for quite a while and they are always the first from the drawer to be chosen.
Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers audio stories to families around the world – stories that are simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, and to be kind.
How to enjoy Sparkle Stories? You can subscribe to any of our eight original Story Series, and hear new stories each Friday. Or try one of our many Audio Books. We also have stories for travel, and story packages to give as Gifts. Each week, we share a free story on the Sparkle iTunes Podcast!
Sparkle Stories is giving away three prizes as part of the ebook launch:
:: Martin & Sylvia Giving Thanks Audio Book
:: 10 Stories for Helping and Healing
:: One month to the Martin & Sylvia Subscription Series
If you want to read more about how our family has enjoyed Sparkle Stories, check out this review I wrote a while ago. Getting new stories each week is still a cherished part of our weekly routine!
Enter the Giveaway!
To win a prize pack, all you need to do is to leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
What character trait (or virtue) do you want to help your child develop and why?
Five winners will be chosen based on originality or creativity.
The competition ends on 22 November at 6pm EST. The winners will be contacted by email and announced on this post. Good luck and thank you for participating!
This competition is now closed. The winners are:
Beth who chose patience
Venessa who chose love
Leian who chose self sufficiency
Taraneh who chose righteousness
Brandi who chose generosity
A huge THANK YOU to all who participated! Your answers were amazing!
Don’t forget to check out more details about my ebook, also! You can find out more (and see a sneak peak of the inside) on this page.
Terms and Conditions
This giveaway is open to residents of all countries.
You must provide a valid email address when adding your comment.
Entries are limited to one per household.
Winners must contact me within 4 days or the prize will be re-drawn.
Winners agree to their contact details being passed on to the appropriate company representative so they can claim their prize.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash nor are they transferable.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. The giveaway products have been given freely by the companies.