a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections
in Our World Through Favorite Stories (Systems Thinking for
Kids, Big and Small, Vol. 1)
by Linda Booth Sweeney
Kids face all sorts of situations throughout their lives that
demand their understanding and problem-solving skills. As parents
and educators, we want to help them understand why troubling
things happen, and then figure out what they can do about them.
One way to help our children develop such life skills is to
share ideas from the field of systems thinking. This groundbreaking
new book can show you how! This powerful resource will help
you engage children in a fascinating and stimulating world--in
an imaginative, playful, and memorable way.
Linda Booth Sweeney, author of The Systems Thinking Playbook,
has identified 12 favorite children's stories that illustrate
key systems thinking principles, and has created a guide that
shows you how to use these stories with children of all ages.
Each chapter focuses on one favorite picture book--and reveals
the systems principles inherent in the story, general points
for discussion, illustrations of key concepts, and questions
to spark conversation for both younger and older readers.
Twelve stories in all cover a broad range of authors, themes,
and literary styles. The book includes important tips, an introduction
to basic systems concepts, and voices from the field of practitioners.
A must-have resource for any parent or educator who wants to
help children think about and understand the interconnections
in our world.
Order # STK01: $14.95.
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