“When Good Fruit Goes Bad” wants to come to a virtual reading near you!

I have some exciting news(yes more)….

I have been working closely with some great people including my wonderful wife, Dr. Tresha, to create some more content around “When Good Fruit Goes Bad”, and it has resulted in 3 brand new videos that focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons based on the book.   (with a few more to come)

The first 3 videos cover: Feeling Angry, Feeling Confident, and Feeling Worried and are now up on my YouTube Channel coolminivandad (like and subscribe if you can)

Many of you are still in the midst of kids being all virtual, all-remote, or some combo of both, so if you are looking for fun content that can be discussion points for you and your kids, we hope these videos can be a good start.  

For those of you who might not know (like me), SEL is an integral part of education and human development.  SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.

I also want to bring the message of “When Good Fruit Goes bad” to as many kids(and adults) as I can, so I am making myself available for FREE virtual readings thru Zoom/Google Classroom for your kids and their schools/pods/daycares.  The book is geared towards elementary age children, grades K-5, and it has messages about eating healthy, creating less waste and knowing that you have worth and values in spite of your bumps, bruises and scars.  There is no such thing as a “perfect’ apple.    I am already lined up for a reading at my kids school in April, and I want to connect with schools everywhere I can!

I am available to do 30-minute group storytimes that can be customized based on the age of the students and can include:

– an interactive reading of the book

-Q&A about the book, characters, and themes

-puppet show 

-fun fruit facts and trivia

-fruit jokes and riddles

-lessons on how to draw characters from book 

The lessons of “When Good Fruit Goes Bad” can be used as a starting point for parents, guardians and educators alike to start discussions around wellness of both body and mind, speaking up for yourself, caring about the health of others, and much more.   

If you think this could be a good fit for your kids and their school email me at coolminivandad@gmail.com to help set up something up for the Spring or beyond.