Hively Provider Book Club
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Hively offers regular workshops, classes, and training to help childcare providers develop their skills as small business owners, child development experts, and compassionate caregivers.
This includes Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club! Every Wednesday from 1:00-1:30pm, Hively has a guest reader who reads a children’s book to a group of childcare providers and we discuss the book together. Providers discuss their thoughts, how they can implement the book into their centers, and what they can teach their children in connection with each book.
Hosted by our Training and Inclusion Coordinator, Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club introduces a range of diverse topics including inclusion, emotions, representation, disability, meditation/mindfulness and more!
At the end of the month Hively provides childcare providers in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Sunol) with a copy of their favorite children’s book to help providers build their children’s library while also providing the tools to help them implement the book into their child care program.
This week Donnamarie Fuller, Hively’s Program Specialist, read Tease Monster (A book about teasing vs. bullying) by Julia Cook.
The content of this book is as follows: “Is the Tease Monster a friend or a foe?
That’s what ‘One of a Kind’ has to figure out in this quirky tale that teaches young readers the difference between nice teasing and mean teasing.
One-of-a-Kind is truly unique. Made up of multiple colors, One has big feet and loves eating popsicles while standing upside down. But when Purple laughs at One for being weird and Green playfully calls One a “klutz” for tripping on the stairs, One feels rotten and vows never to go back to school.
One doesn’t understand the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing. But with Mom’s help, One learns that teasing is part of life and that laughing at someone (mean teasing) can have a hurtful bite while laughing with someone (nice teasing) can be alright… if it’s not done out of spite!”
Key takeaways from our Provider Book Club discussion included the following:
Here is a read aloud of the book:
To learn more about the book check out the video below:
Here is an animated video on preventing bullying:
You can also share this Stop Bullying Song Now with kids:
If you are a childcare provider and would like to join Hively’s Provider Book Club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
About the Author:
Hello, my name is Karely! I am the Training and Inclusion Coordinator at Hively. One of my roles at Hively includes facilitating and sharing resources for Hively’s Provider Book Club.
In addition to the Provider Book Club, I help and support childcare providers in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) with inclusion services for their child care programs.
If you are a childcare provider in the Tri-Valley and are interested in inclusion services for your childcare program and/or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com Thank you!