New Children’s Book to Teach about Resiliency!


Oliver and Hope Book

One of my fabulous 1st grade students shared with me a wonderful children’s book called, Oliver and Hope’s Amusing Adventure.   The authors/publisher describe the story:  At the heart of the Oliver & Hope series is a focus on resiliency. The characters in our stories thrive on creative problem solving and encouragement when encountering life’s challenges. That resiliency is demonstrated at the conclusion of Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure, when the two friends realize that the journey is every bit as exciting as the destination. “

Not only is this a fabulous read aloud book for elementary age children, but this book is created by the talents of folks at the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.  The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501c3 charitable organization, supporting UnitedHealth Group’s Mission of “Helping People Live Healthier Lives.”  UHCCF offers grants to help children gain access to medical-related services not covered, of not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plans.

I encourage you to check out this book, and the UHCCF website.  The group anticipates adding more books to the Oliver and Hope series, focusing on social/emotional health for all children.   Here is the link:



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