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: http://www.four51.com/UI/Customer.aspx?autologonid=84ca1676-d37c-4ef4-88df-27d5b5e81470