Be the Difference is an engaging book that provides over 40 powerful ideas on how kids and the people who love them can make a difference. Using kid-friendly text and beautiful illustrations, the focus is on three key areas: empathy and kindness, racial and gender equality, and caring for the environment. We know from research that ‘doing good is good for you’. The participant benefits both mentally and physically. Encouraging a mindset of giving and being part of positive change when a child is young, benefits both the child and their future. The aim of this book is to introduce kids to the many positive things they can do, both personally and collectively to make this world a kinder and more caring place. This book can be read over a number of sessions by children or to children by parents and caregivers, or integrated into a classroom setting. There are also further discussion questions/ideas included at the back of the book.
Illustrations provided by Cherie Zamazing
About the Author
Jayneen Sanders (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced early years educator, author, publisher and blogger. Jayneen writes children’s books on Body Safety, consent, gender equality, respectful relationships, and social and emotional intelligence. She believes empowering children from an early age makes for empowered teenagers and adults. Jayneen is Lead Author for the children’s literacy series Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom, and has written over 120 titles in that series. Jayneen is importantly a mother of three daughters and has always advocated for their empowerment. Jayneen’s ongoing passion for the safety and empowerment of children continues today with new manuscripts and free-to-download resources always in the wings.