Author Archives: fspguestblogger

Summer Reading Lists: Bore, Chore, or Score?

By Eric Braun Whether the kids in your life love to read, hate to read, or, most likely, are somewhere in the middle, the answer to the titular question is largely up to us—the grown-ups, the makers and enforcers of … Continue reading

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Share the Wealth: Embracing Endings

By Laurel Lisovskis, BSW Part 4 in our Share the Wealth series. Click to read other Share the Wealth posts. For those of us who live by the academic calendar, this time of year can be FULL. We are buried in our … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why Character Education Is Important for Young Children

By Cheri J. Meiners, author of the Learning to Get Along® and Being the Best Me! series “Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: That’s So Interesting! Blog Series Kickoff and Book Giveaway

By Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy This interview was originally published on The Weird Series Blog on May 3, 2015. When Free Spirit author Erin Frankel and illustrator Paula Heaphy decided to write Nobody!, they called on fourth grader Ludwig, … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Use the Character in Sports Jar

By Eric Braun Free Spirit’s Character in Sports jar includes three kinds of cards: “Words of Character” cards have quotes about character by athletes; “Make a Difference” cards give ideas for building and showing your good character; and “Great Character” … Continue reading

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