Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Find Out How To Teach Your Children Values By Reading, "Alphabet of Honor"

In a society that often promotes values that many parents find unacceptable, mothers and fathers may struggle to find ways of teaching their children ethics and morals at an early age. 

In these instances, parents may want to read the book, Alphabet of Honor: The Children's Picture Book of Values by Ann Warkentin, to get some ideas of how to instill a clear sense of right and wrong into their children. 

Teachers may also want to use the examples in the book to generate discussion in their classroom about honor and integrity. 

Warkentin uses the letters of the alphabet and photos to open the lines of communication that create teachable moments. For instance, the letter "A," is connected to "Accept Responsibility." The picture shows a young girl whose facial expression indicates that something has happened to the toy that she is holding. Based on the photo, Warkentin asks her readers to consider the following questions: 

  • What do you think happened to the toy?
  • Is this girl in the photo the owner of the toy?
  • How would you feel if the toy were yours?
  • How could you accept responsibility?
  • Has this every happened to you?
  • How would you handle this? What would you do?

Children can answer these questions on their own or their parent or teacher   can ask the questions and discuss the answer with the child. The photos and the text appeal to a broad age range and prompt more ways to teach children values.

To find out more about Alphabet of Honor: The Children's Picture Book of Values by Ann Warkentin, go to http://www.marketingnewauthors.com/alphabet_ofhonor.html.

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