"What a Tree It Will Be! - Story about Cooperation during the Holidays
by L.S.V. Baker
“I hear lots of good thoughts, but think a bit longer.
If you work together, can you make the tree stronger?”
What A Tree It Will Be! is a playful, rhyming story about cooperation which focuses on working as a team. Baxter’s Corner character Mr. McBoom the teacher brings a Christmas tree to class for the kids to decorate. The thin bundle of branches isn’t exactly what the kids had in mind. Mr. McBoom encourages each student to add his or her own special touch. Together they created the perfect tree.
At the end of the story, we give you the opportunity to speak to your value of cooperation and what you think is important for your child in their early learning years. Simply ask the questions and complete the activities using the back of the book, and you will be surprised where the conversations lead you.
Building Character is Child’s Play®
Our books are designed to enhance speaking and listening skills though activities and conversations centered on values. Each Baxter’s Corner story contains a magical message for a child to learn. They are referenced in the back pages of each book; we call this our GoBeyond section. Children are motivated to make positive behavior choices as they begin to understand how their actions affect themselves and others. This begins to build responsibility and accountability.
Children’s Books – 3 months - 8 Years
“They write and illustrate the most wonderful children’s books designed to help both caregivers and children navigate life’s struggles in a healthy way. The books also include supplemental activities to help caregivers engage children in conversations about what they’ve learned and how they can apply the main message/theme to their lives.”
Policy and Advocacy Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates
“As an educator for 40 years, I appreciate the Go Beyond feature at the end of each story. With the activities in this section, parents, grandparents and educators can turn story time into opportunities for lessons about the impact of the choices we make.”
Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Independent School Administrator Miami, Florida
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