This is the tagline turned mission behind the Blooming Rose children’s book series I created back in 2017. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create a series for children, but also for the parents, caregivers and teachers who love and support them. Because, it takes more than a village to raise happy, healthy and responsible kids.
When we support parents, we support kids who are confident, compassionate and ambitious. Kids who aren’t modeled inappropriate ways to handle frustration and anger, but who are shown how to grow and regulate through their healthy array of emotions.
When we support teachers, we support students who are secure, connected and ready to learn and explore. It is only with a trusting bond that we can reach them academically, but more importantly, on an emotional level, to harvest a respectful and responsible environment from which they can blossom.
The concept behind what I call the Blooming Rose’s Feelings Collection is simple. It’s a series of engaging stories that each exemplify a sticky social or emotional situation that our main characters work to find their way out of. These stories aim to relate to kids and students using story prompts in the beginning and end to help them make connections between our story elements and their real life scenarios. I also wanted to extend beyond the text by creating academic bundles of exercises and character building activities to go along with each title, so the story doesn’t have to end when the book does.
Books are such amazing and magical tools that help bridge the gap between young imaginations and real world obstacles in a fun yet inspiring way. When we arm our village with meaningful books, enriching materials and creative activities, we might just be able to shape a more loving, supported and healthy world for generations to come.
Thank you to Lu Ann from Rockin' Reviews for inviting me to guest post on her blog. The original post can be found here.