About the Book
Character Development and Warm-Hearted Walrus is a Children's Character Development Resource Book Meet the Award Winning National Promising Practice Recipient Warm-Hearted Walrus. In this character development resource book you'll find reproducible materials which children easily relate to, helping them to internalize and understand what it is to be kind, considerate and not be a bully. Be a social worker, a parent, an educator or home school family, you will find ways to teach a child to be of good character with these winning and empowering techniques. Soon this character trait will be referenced in daily language and will fit into any lesson being taught. Warm-Hearted Walrus easily engages a child with these reproducible activities to teach kindness in various ways such as: -Being kind to animals -Being kind to the environment -Being considerate -Being kind with friends -Peace -Compliments -Be a buddy, not a bully This Warm-Hearted Walrus Resource Book is filled with reproducible templates, black and white posters, charts, various worksheets, incentives, evaluations, stationary, journal ideas, writing prompts, assessments, suggestions and lessons. There are plenty of activities and ideas to empower a child to be kind and compassionate like Warm-Hearted Walrus. Encourage your child to write a letter to Warm-Hearted Walrus using the enclosed stationary to help reinforce this trait, communication skills and literacy. Warm-Hearted Walrus has helped to improve the whole school climate and culture in a short period of time. Conversations heard from the students by the staff were a constant reminder that Warm-Hearted Walrus was being internalized daily and would last a lifetime to help a child make better choices in their decisions. If you liked Warm-Hearted Walrus, then be sure to check out his good friends: Responsible Rabbit, Behavior Bear, Do'er Duck, Healthy Hippo, Friendship Frog, Manners Monkey, Self-Esteem Elephant and Respectful Rabbit.
About the Author: Joni is a wife, mom, volunteer, teacher and creator of the award winning Characters of Character. She volunteered in all three of her adult children's classrooms and schools and even had the pleasure of the 'Lunch Room Duty' Joni was a teaching assistant for many years, was on the school Reading Team for five years and taught pre-kindergarten for six years. With these years of experience in the schools, she put these into play with all of her books. Joni's husband and children have been more than supportive through this endeavor, they have helped on many levels, from computer animations, illustrations, formatting, event planning and volunteering through the years. They are her pillar of strength and encouragement, as well as the positive pushes from so many others. In 2005 Joni was able to pilot her characters where they earned a National Promising Practice Award through Character Education Partnership in Washington D.C. which is when she took a leave of absence from the school and formed a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit organization named Characters of Character. Meet Behavior Bear, Do'er Duck, (perseverance) Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm-Hearted Walrus. As you can imagine, the kids love these characters and they internalize and understand their meaning. Teachers appreciate us and many parents have thanked us for what we do. While Joni is not in a classroom today, she does continue to share her Ph.d. her passion, her heart and her determination to make a difference in the life of a child. Today, she is writing more books, working on videos, teaching a few After School classes and always willing to share her program to help teach a child these vital core values. "So simple" is what one teacher said, and a principal shared that her school climate and culture improved because of the Characters of Character. We hope you'll check out our books, resources, social media and website soon. Remember to share pictures of your teachings and learning's with the characters and include a s.a.s.e for communication through the mail. You will find Joni around networking, sharing coloring pages, reading or telling a story and encouraging a child to have good character.