Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cooper and Me and the Military

I blogged a few months ago about a wonderful series of books called Cooper and Me (See side bar).  Most children love stories about dogs and this one stars a loveable black lab.  The newest book in the series is Cooper and Me and the Military where Cooper's best friend's family is deployed.  The family stays close even though they are separated by thousands of miles.

This book will help any child make connections with our military, but it would be a wonderful gift to help a child with a parent being deployed to work through his/her feelings.  Even if a child doesn't have experience with someone in the military though, the bridge could be made to any loved one who lives far away.

One of the best things about Cooper and Me books are their interactive features:
• Life Lesson

• Connections

• Learning Together

They are written in a way to guide adults to help children talk about the book (questions directly from the book - such as "Who are the little girl's friends?"), talk about the life lesson (Staying connected with loved ones for this new one) and connecting to their personal experiences ("Have you ever missed someone?  How does that feel?")  

Cooper and Me and the Military also contains a sample letter for writing our service men and women and a website to help in sending those messages.  All of these interactive features would be perfect for home and/or school.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of Cooper & Me and the Winter Adventure for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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