WHY CRAFTING CHARACTER
These aren't just books and plushies. They are tools to help integrate character. After reading one of the five stories in the Crafting Character series, kids create new habits with their interactive plushie by completing short, daily tasks for 14 days straight. They have a chance to reflect as they write down their tasks on accessories that attach to the plushie. Why 14 days? It's the perfect amount of time to keep kids focused while building new habits that produce a noticeable change.
Young kids are faced with all kinds of challenges, especially in this complicated tech-filled world. The goal of the Crafting Character series is to build a foundation of character for kids that will help them gain a clearer sense of self, liking and appreciating that person, and adding that awareness and confidence to their toolbelt to meet challenges head on with thoughtfulness, kindness, gratefulness, and empathy.
Did you know that each of our adorable characters has a favorite charity that we donate to? That's right! We practice what we preach and donate to the following charities that relate to our five character traits: Loving Bug loves the Children's Craniofacial Association, Charitable Chick enjoys the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Environmental Ed goes green for One Tree Planted, Patriotic Pete pledges to the Fisher House Foundation, and Grateful Gobbler gives thanks to Meals on Wheels.
RAISING GOOD HUMANS
The Crafting Character series is a 5-trait system of books and accompanying interactive plushies, for ages 4-10, that helps bring out the best in us. Fun for kids and backed by science and research, each set builds character by turning good actions into habit.
Each of the Crafting Character books allows kids to learn more about one of the five traits from the Crafting Character set. For example, Patriotic Pete teaches them about becoming good citizens and contributing members of their community. After learning about the trait through the story, they then replicate Pete's suggestions and carry out acts of patriotism themselves. Kids write their completed act on an included attachable accessory, which gets added to their plushie for each of the 14 days they carry out their acts. Watch as your kids proudly help Pete earn a medal with each of their good acts!
🥇 Environmental Ed Wins First Place at the 2020 CIPA EVVY Book Competition 🥇
Strong Character = Healthy & Happy Kids
The patent-pending Crafting Character system is the first ever to not only teach your child character, but also help them to integrate that character into their personality, so they can LIVE it.
Kids build confidence and develop tools to help them face life's challenges. They also learn to appreciate the positives and recognize opportunities to feel good about helping others.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
2016 California Teacher of the Year, Michelle Cherland
These books will change the world...Parents and teachers need this fantastically unique book series in their homes and classrooms! These are truly ingenius, yet simple guides for teaching positive behaviors that ultimately lead to healthy and strong positive mindsets that last a lifetime. Can you imagine a world full of healthy, happy, appreciative humans? After reading these books, I can!
Rady Children's Hospital Medical Director & Assistant Clinical Professor @ UCSD Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Will Connor
The Crafting Character series by Danielle LaBriola is a creative and fun way to help children build positive character traits that will benefit them throughout their lives. The stuffed characters accompanying the books make for an enjoyable way to help children solidify these positive character traits through daily tasks, essential when trying to build new habits.
The Crafting Character system is patent-pending for ages 4-10. WARNING: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.