"As an early childhood educator for over 35 years, I am so pleased that the concept of the Generous Kids has been developed. Our children today need to learn how to value everyone and think about what they can do to make this world a better place for all. This book and the accompanying materials accomplish this on a child's level. The key characters, Genna and Russ, demonstrate how to be responsible, helpful, supportive, and kind. I think every young child can benefit from learning these valuable lessons in a child friendly and simple manner. The illustrations are charming. They make you love these wonderful characters and their world."
Dr. Patricia Amanna
Director of the Purchase Children's Center
“Meet Genna & Russ, the Generous Kids is now part of our nighttime reading ritual. It’s a sweet, compassionate, beautifully illustrated book, with an age-appropriate message. As a parent I’m always looking for ways to exemplify generosity and goodwill towards others, and the book and songs by Generous Kids demonstrate both so well.”
Samantha Christiansen, mother of two girls aged four and six.
"As a parent of 5 young children and former teacher of Special & Elementary Education, I am pleased to have found a way to help me teach my children to consider the needs of others. The characters and songs are so endearing that my little ones do not even know they are learning! My children look forward to spending time with Genna and Russ and I look forward to helping them accomplish their own "Good Deeds"!
Christine Rogliano, mother of 5 young children and former Special & Elementary Education Teacher
"As a parent, I believe one of our basic goals should be raising a child who is kind to others. As a psychologist, I also know that kids today are surrounded by messages that don't always encourage sharing and empathy. So it's wonderful to see a program like Generous Kids, which helps parents and their little ones explore together the positive side of life. The message is simple and profound: kids already love reading with their parents and playing pretend. With their sweet examples of nurturing and friendship, Genna and Russ will motivate them even more to reach out to others and feel good about it."
Maureen A. O'Brien, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and author of “Watch Me Grow, I’m One-Two-Three”
"As an educator and mother of five, I feel strongly about teaching positive values at an early age. Children learn by example, and friends like Genna and Russ are just what our little ones need! I’m excited to find a product like the Generous Kids that inspires children to be more caring, giving and sharing. Our little ones love this charming storybook with its vibrant illustrations, and its catchy sing-along songs on the accompanying CD. This is truly a product you can feel good about sharing with the children in your life."
Lisa Cartolano, Elementary School Teacher and Creator of http://www.littleones.com
Education and Parenting Resource, devoted to fostering positive values in children through educational, non-violent products and parenting information.