I am thrilled to introduce HumanBean as our newest Kleinspiration sponsor and partner. HumanBean has taken on a very significant purpose in the education of our children. Their stated mission is: “to help you prepare your children for success in life” While this is no small challenge, HumanBean makes effective use of books, video, and other tools to help us teach our kids about the benefits of teamwork, making and keeping friends, and a variety of other skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.
This month, we are featuring the HumanBean book Timmy Tuna, an entertaining and beautifully illustrated book about
a mighty Tuna fish who gets caught in a net and discovers that even
with his great power he cannot break free. When a humble jellyfish
and a bashful crab help him escape he learns that when we work
together we can do great things. Written by David Machin for
HumanBean, this story is designed to teach the benefits of
Teamwork to children aged 6-10.
Teamwork can have unexpected benefits for children. David tells the
story of when his daughter, Ella, moved to a new school when she was
7 years old. Being a shy girl and not knowing anyone, she found it
hard to settle in and make friends. David suggested she join the
school hockey team and ‘be sure to pass the ball a lot!’. Working
together with her team to win games was great for developing her
social skills (and confidence). Soon she had many friends and
learned a lot about balancing her needs with the needs of others.
Timmy Tuna has been written specifically to introduce this vital
life skill to children at an early age.
David Machin has written more children’s stories which are available
on HumanBean – each uses a key life skill to boost confidence,
self esteem and sociability in boys and girls aged 6-10.