ED-ucation Publishing, a social enterprise that focuses on key values like innovative learning, problem solving, student empowerment and citizenship, has released a 10-book series focused on character education. The first eBook, titled Robbie and the Bully-bot, will be available for free on Amazon for 72 hours, beginning on April 1, 2014. The print books will be available three days to a week after each additional eBook is released.
The series serves as a resource for teachers, librarians, home-schoolers and parents, especially for those teaching the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. It helps children and youth learn about important character traits such as being honest, having integrity, showing respect, being open-minded to new ideas, and being empathetic, compassionate and caring citizens.
In addition to focusing on behavior attributes and attitudes, the series of books also tackles important and relevant issues that many kids face; these include bullying, improving the environment, choosing healthy food options, becoming more successful as a learner, dealing with struggles when learning a new language, or coping as a new student.
Although the books address serious topics and themes including character development, emotional intelligence, social responsibility and a growth mindset, students and adults alike will find the stories engaging and enjoyable.
Unfortunately, as most parents and teachers know, bullying is a huge concern for youth worldwide. From physical and emotional bullying to cyber bullying, adults need to do what they can to make sure kids are safe.
In Robbie and the Bully-bot, Robbie experiences bullying, but learns strategies to help him deal with the situation. In addition to standing up for himself, Robbie learns the importance of being honest, principled and empathetic. By the end of the story, Robbie understands that the bully often needs help, too.
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