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Self-Esteem Lesson Plans-Fun, Interactive, Playful Way to Build Self-Esteem in Children ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our curriculum has been praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Grammy winning author and composer of “Hamilton: ”Kathleen…The work that you do is commendable and admirable. Thank you for being the hero to hundreds of children who read it.”
As parents and educators, we all want the best for our kids. We want them to be full of confidence in their own abilities. We also want them to know how much they are loved by their families and friends. Research has shown that a child’s strong positive self-identity correlates with higher self-esteem, which translates to success in life. Through the work of Erick Erickson, renowned child psychologist, research as shown that a child’s strong positive self-identity correlates with higher self-esteem.
This curriculum is based on the best-selling children’s book, “What Kind of Dog Am I?”, which follows the journey of Posha, the Rescued Dog, as she learns the importance of family, love and what makes each person unique. Posha’s story teaches children that identity is more than just the “name” people use to define us. The answer to the question, “Who Am I?” is not found in a “name”, but found in a child’s "furever" family, the people they love and the people who love them.
Kathleen DiMario, M.A., child psychology professor has presented this curriculum as part of in-person author visits to over 10,000 students in more than 150 schools.
★ Choose as many activities as you want to do! These lessons can be used as individual stand-alone lessons taught anytime throughout the school year.
★The bundled curriculum includes:
1. Instruction Video
2. Welcome Letter from Kathy, Kelly and Posha DiMario.
3. Parent or Guardian Letter to introduce concepts of workshop and two pre-workshop family activities to introduce workshop concepts to families.
4. Downloadable picture of Posha.
5. Pre-Engagement Activities tied to the Core Standards can be used as fun activities by the students to really get to know Posha.
6. STEM Activity
7. Song lyrics for Karaoke to sing “I want to go to the dog park.”
8. Link for instrumental singing of Posha’s song.
9. PDF of the book for reading.
10. PowerPoint and lesson plan for group discussion
11. Pawsitively Pawsome Activity Sheet to sum up curriculum.
12. Paws Up for Me Activity Sheet
13. Pawsome Award Certificate
14. Digital Bookmark
★★★★★★★★★★ Bonus: Free Video Game-Learning Words with Posha
HOW TO PLAY VIDEO GAME
When game starts a word will be spoken. Player can move Posha in the garden to select the word by using arrow keys. If Posha moves to the correct word, another word will be spoken and the player can use the arrow keys to move Posha to the correct word. If the incorrect word is selected, the player can continue to move Posha until the correct word is selected.
Once you select the correct word, a new sound is played and you will have to move Posha again in the garden to select the correct word.
If you want to hear the word again, press the HINT button on left side of screen.
★ WHAT MAKES THIS UNIT UNIQUE?:
1) The curriculum is divided into three color-coded sections making the unit systematic, thorough, engaging, fun and easy to follow.
2) Beautiful illustrations- The illustrations are delightfully done by a local 16-year-old high school student and aspiring artist.
3) Strong character and good moral: Posha is a beloved talking dog with a strong character who teaches young children the power of believing in themselves. Children love Posha.
4) An easy to follow story-The story incorporates humor, important morals, and encourages each child to answer what is special about him/her in fun, engaging worksheets that can be displayed in the classroom on a bulletin board.
PLEASE NOTE: Each license (purchase) is valid for one school or one family.
“I thought your book was amazing! I loved when you wrote that it only matters if you love your dog and your dog loves you! I think you wrote that from the heart, not just for the book. I think that you are an amazing author and you have one of the best books.” 2nd Grade Student, Larchmont Elementary School, New Jersey
“This is ‘pawsatively’ awesome! And to have Lin-Manuel Miranda’s endorsement is over the top! Congratulations!!! I think you have a winner here on a very needed topic for today’s children.” Dr. Rosann Bar, Dean School of Business and Social Sciences, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
“I have taken a look and am very impressed with all that you have created! I think the material is very thorough and well thought out. I love what you have done and hope there will be more books to come! ” Florida Homeschooling Mom
★For pictures of the school visits and testimonials from students please visit our website: