Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



SAMMIE BEAR

SAMMIE BEAR

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: All Ages
Manufacturer: BEARS FOR HUMANITY
Price: $39.99
Review:

Among the ways we learn is through imitation and practice - of tasks, process and behavior. Be it the importance of reading, or teaching children empathy and responsibility, parents set the stage.

But busy lives can interfere; giving to and helping others takes time, thought and understanding. Making a contribution with a positive impact, even in its smallest form, feels good. Doing it again feels better. Creating a pattern becomes habit and habits create change.

Enter Bears for Humanity. From the materials sourced to the workforce employed, to the carefully screened "Buy One, Give One" program, this company is as much a teacher as it is a manufacturer. These lessons of philosophy and business practice are worth patterning and passing along.

When giving a Sammie Bear to a child, be sure to share Sammie's story. Present it as an age appropriate introduction to empathy and responsibility: getting a hug feels great; giving one feels pretty good too. And by the way, "hugs" can take many forms.

Claire Green   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

Look for this product at:
BEARS FOR HUMANITY
http://WWW.BEARSFORHUMANITY.COM

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