Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1 and Book 2
Young children naturally develop values-based behaviour in a values-based atmosphere. The child-centred activities in the updated and expanded Living Values Activities books for children ages three to seven include circle groups with discussions and reflections on values, peace tents and the opportunity to enjoy and explore values through imagining exercises, stories, "Quietly Being" exercises, songs, games, art, play, movement and a myriad of values activities. Activities for developing intrapersonal and interpersonal social and emotional skills, including communication skills, inclusive and protective social skills and conflict resolution, are included. The activities foster the development of peaceful, caring cooperative social skills, and involve children affectively, cognitively, socially and artistically. Some of the activities can be adapted for children two years of age.
The eight values units in Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1 are Peace I, Respect I, Love and Caring, Tolerance, Honesty, Happiness, Responsibility, and Simplicity and Caring for our Earth and Her Oceans. Book 1 is designed to be used during the first year of implementing the Living Values Education approach and alternate years. Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 2 contains another eight values units: Peace II, Respect II, Cooperation, Brave and Gentle, Humility, Another Value We Love, Freedom and Unity. It is designed for the second year of implementation and subsequent alternate years.
Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1: 2 January 2019
8 ½” x 11” — 260 pages
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Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 2: 2019
Download FREE part of Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1 now
As we want you to be able to use the updated and expanded Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1 right away, we are making the two introductory chapters and the first values unit on peace available. The entire book will be available in December 2018.
Download FREE Songs in mp3 format
A variety of songs are included in the LVE lessons for children ages three to seven. You can download the songs to hear the melody or to play them for the children. Children benefit in many ways from learning and singing the songs together — and doing so builds feelings of happiness and belonging.
- I Am a Peaceful Star
- Something Kind
- These Little Hands
- Each One of Us Is Beautiful
- In Your Shoes
- True Blue Friend
- If Someone Says I Love You
- Happy Children
- The Rainbow Song
- The Happy Stars
- Star Song
- My Wings
- Friends Make the World Go ‘Round
- Let Us Clap Together
Download FREE Stories used in Living Values Education Activities for Children Ages 3–7, Book 1
The creators of the Joy of Reading Project kindly gave permission to the Association for Living Values Education International for the posting of some of their stories on this website. They also gave their permission to offer them for free download. The stories below were chosen because of their relevance to a particular value. Each pdf file states the values unit and lesson in which the story is included; the name of the story and author are stated in the relevant lesson of the book.
Peace I, Ages 3 – 4, Lesson 7 . . . “The Way I Feel” by Janan Cain
Peace I, Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 9 . . . “Simon’s Hook” by Karen Gedig Burnett
Peace I, Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 14 . . . “Because of You” by B. G. Hennessy and Hiroe Nakata
Respect I, Ages 3 – 6, Lesson 7 . . . “Hands Are Not for Hitting” by Martina Agassi and Marieka Heinlen
Respect I, Age 7, Lesson 7 . . . “Bully B.E.A.N.S.” by Julia Cook
Love Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 3 . . . “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst
Love Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 9 . . . “Little Mouse, I Love You” by Dugald Steer
Love Ages 5 – 7, Lesson 9 . . “Library Lion” by Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes
Love Ages 6 – 7, Lesson 9 . . . “Lin Yi´s Lantern” by Brenda Williams
Love Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 14 . . . “My body belongs to me from my head to my toes” by Pro Familia
Tolerance Ages 5 – 7, Lesson 8 . . . “Suki’s Kimono” by Chieri Uegaki
Tolerance Ages 3 – 5, Lesson 8 . . . “Whoever you are” by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub
Honesty Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 11 . . . “Jade and the Giant” by Todd Rice @1995, 2005 - in mp3 format
Honesty Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 12 . . . “One Seed” by Rosemary Phillips
Simplicity Ages 3 – 6, Lesson 8 . . . “Mortimer’s First Garden” by Karma Wilson
Simplicity Ages 3 – 7, Lesson 8 . . . “A Caterpillar Grows Up” by Edith Hunter; adapted from The Family Finds Out
Simplicity Ages 6 – 7, Lesson 8 . . . “Anju and the Stream” by R. P. Subramanian and Tamal Basu