Monday, June 20, 2016

Enriching Education: June Story Monsters Ink

Jim Davis wears a lot of hats. He is an author, director, producer, screenwriter, philanthropist, environmentalist ... and the beloved cartoonist who introduced the world to Garfield. In this issue, meet the man behind the lazy, cynical, Monday-hating cat we all know and love.

Also in this issue, we learn about the SpellBound mobile app, which transforms ordinary books into animated, multisensory 3D experiences, and its special impact on young patients in hospitals. And thanks to the efforts of 10-year-old Christian Bucks, schoolyards all over the world have installed Buddy Benches to provide children with an easy way to make friends.

Meet Katie Mullaly, whose children’s book series leads young readers on captivating adventures with delightful rhymes, characters, and illustrations, while teaching them valuable life skills, and find your way to the Finding My Way book series, which promotes self-determination and inclusion for children with special needs and their families.

With advisory and logistical support of former Nobel Prize winners, a top UN official, and world-renowned climatologists and sustainability leaders, 23-year-old Steven Lee is setting out to
convince young people that climate change is real, and they better start paying attention to it before it’s too late.

Our special contributor is pediatric counselor Shirin Zarqa-Lederman, who tells us the most important questions to ask before your child’s next play date.

Teachers and Parents! Submit your students' written works - such as drawrings, poems, articles, short stories, book reviews, etc. to us and we may print it in an upcoming issue. Visit for submission instructions.

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