E Is for Ethics: How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values, and What Matters Most

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 8, 2009 - Philosophy - 128 pages
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Now in paperback, E Is for Ethics—an indispensable parenting tool to help instill a sense of morality and fair play in young children.

At one time, schools in America offered instructions on character development and ethics. Today that’s no longer the case, and many parents often feel at a loss over the seemingly daunting task of teaching their children to be good, moral citizens.

Astonishingly, there has never been a book meant for parents to read with their children with the goal of teaching basic morals—until E Is for Ethics. Corlett’s twenty-six simple, clear, fun and original stories have been carefully crafted for parents to read to their child, aged four to ten. Each insightful story features one of two children, Elliott or his sister Lucy, centering on a different positive ethic, such as tact, empathy, and understanding. At the end of each story there are several questions that will help children and parents discuss the implications of each tale. R. A. Holt’s charming illustrations add to the fun.

Boasting years of children’s television experience, a seasoned knowledge of how children and parents interact, and a knack for lively storytelling, Corlett offers an inventive, whimsical book to help parents navigate important issues of ethics and morality that all kids are sure to enjoy as they learn.
 

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not what I expected and my child is too young for the stories now. I am wondering if these are any 'better' than what I remember - Aesop's fables and the Bible. I thought it was a book for parents on ... Read full review

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Corlett, a veteran in children's television programming, hits a home run with this small (but pricey) gem of a book. Using 26 one-page stories, accompanied by darling full-color illustrations, this ... Read full review

Contents

Honesty
1
Understanding
5
Forgiveness
9
Courage
13
Tact
17
Perseverance
21
Politeness
25
Loyalty
29
Integrity
61
Kindness
65
Responsibility
69
Effort
73
Empathy
77
Charity
81
Helpfulness
85
Generosity
89

Gratitude
33
Truthfulness
37
Fairness
41
Acceptance
45
Patience
49
Sincerity
53
Citizenship
57
Willingness
93
Trust
97
Respect
101
A New Year
105
Acknowledgments
107
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About the author (2009)

  Ian James Corlett is the author of E IS FOR ETHICS and  E IS FOR ENVIRONMENT. He is well known in the world of children's television and has created, written for, and/or developed many popular children's series, such as The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Rolie Polie Olie, Will & Dewitt, and his namesake series, Being Ian. Ian is also a renowned voice actor. He is the voice for literally hundreds of animated characters as diverse as Baby Taz of the Baby Looney Tunes and Dad in Johnny Test. The father of two and husband of one for more than twenty-five years, he currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Palm Springs, California.

R.A. "Riley" Holt is a Canadian illustrator, designer, and artist who lives in Vancouver. Riley is proficient in a wide range of styles and uses many different mediums in his broad spectrum of artwork.

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